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In November 2011 he returned to Denmark, and decided to leave the army frustrated with the "lack of action" offered by service in his country. It was then that the unusual idea first popped into his head: Why not join the IDF?
In June 2012, Schultzer left his family behind, came to Israel and volunteered with the IDF's Givati Brigade, where he continues to serve today. He told his friends that "the Danish army is small and professional because they have no enemies, while the Israeli army is big."
Next week Schultzer will begin the process of aliyah. He is eligible for Israeli citizenship due to the Law of Return, although he is not Jewish by halacha since only his grandfather is Jewish – and thus, he intends to convert to Judaism.
His mother may be worried, but claims that as long as her son is happy, she and the rest of the family are pleased and support his unusual life choice.
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