17 of the Tenth Month 5769
When Uri Bank was called up for millu'im (IDF reserve duty) on Sunday, he went.
So did hundreds of others. So what, you may ask, is the big deal?
You see, Uri Bank is also a candidate running for K'nesseth (Israeli Parliament), holding the #5 spot on the National Union/HaTikvah Party list.
He could be out there campaigning. Time is of the essence. Elections are only a month away. But rather than try to finagle his way out of it, he met his obligation, and went to serve along side the thousands of other reservists who have recently been called up.
A source within the National Union campaign revealed that in a personal conversation, Uri said, "It's my duty."
Born in Detroit, and raised in Chicago, Uri made aliyah with his family at the age of 12. Years later, when his parents needed to return to the U. S., Uri opted to stay, and to serve in the IDF as a hayal boded (soldier alone in Israel).
Now, in millu'im, while the IDF attempts to stop the rocket fire and all other Hamas terrorist action hailing from Azza, Uri Bank once again demonstrates that he stands by his principles.