Jerry Seinfield may have had some dealings with the “Soup Nazi” on his show, but if he ever has any dealings with terrorists, they might not think it’s quite as funny.
He’s now got some education in it, thanks to a recent trip to Caliber 3, a counter-terrorism training camp in Israel.
One of the growing trends in Israel is known as “military tourism.” Tourists come from all over the globe to take part in counter-terrorism training while touring Israel.
Seinfeld and his family did just that in 10-day trip to Israel.
According to the Jerusalem Post, “Seinfeld spent about 10 days in the country with his family last week, which included two stand-up shows at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on December 30. One stop during his time here, it was revealed on Sunday, was at Caliber 3, a counter-terrorism and security training academy in Efrat, in Gush Etzion.”
Caliber 3, according to its website, was founded in 2003 and provides “top security solutions, high threat protection, intelligence operations and tactical training to military, law enforcement, government agencies and commercial clients around the globe.”
While the camp might be geared for professionals, it also allows tourists to take part in its training with simulations of suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks. Training exercises include Krav Maga, a form of fighting developed by the Israeli military that combines elements of boxing and wrestling as well as Asian martial arts.
In a deleted post on Facebook, Caliber 3 announced the arrival of the Seinfeld family. “Finally we are allowed to tell you!” Caliber 3 wrote. “Jerry Seinfeld and his family were in Caliber 3. During their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for a special and exciting activity with displays of combat, Krav Maga, assault dogs and lots of Zionism. It was great.”
However, this wasn’t the only military-related visit that Seinfeld made while in Israel. According to the IDF, the comedian took a tour of the facilities of Ramon Airbase with Squadron 119, and learned a personal story from a navigator serving in the squadron.
The IDF even posted a photo of Seinfeld climbing into an aircraft.
Of course, some critics weighed in on Seinfeld’s visit with a less than enthusiastic response. In a Facebook post, according to the Jerusalem Post, activist Donna Nassor wrote: “Such a lovely way to teach the next generation to hate. I am glad I never got into watching his television show back in the day. Be sure to add him to your Boycott list please!!”
Sure, Donna. Teaching your kids and family how to protect themselves is teaching “hate.”
But this is just typical left-wing hypocrisy. The lawmakers on the left are glad to grab your guns, while they are more than happy to allow the men and women protecting them to carry guns.
Good for Jerry Seinfeld, though, in taking his family to experience this. So many times, we, as Americans, can lose sight on the very real terrorism threat that so many people, especially the Israelis are facing. This was a great lesson Seinfeld taught his family, and we highly commend him for the trip.
As far as his critics go, I have just four words for you: “No soup for you!”
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