This comes to my mind first:
**Academy M151A1 IDF Shmira link**
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This is not really the correct kit to use for an IDF "Shmira" (Patrol) version as it is based on an M151A1...sort of. The Academy kit is cosmetically an M151A1 only as the suspension and some body features are still in the an A2 configuration. I compared the Academy M151A1 and the (mostly correct) Tamiya M151A1 here if interested.
Additionally, the IDF only had a few M151A1s in the late '60s ('67-'68) from Jordan. None of these were used in the Shmira configuration. They later got a bunch of M151A2s and all Shmira's were built on M151A2s. Based on that, it is best to combine the Shmira parts w/an M151A2 to get an accurate vehicle.
Actual M151A2 Shmira
...I prefer the Jeep anyway. Also I prefer using a Tamiya Jeep since their products are better quality based on past experience.
The AFV Club M38A1 is an excellent kit. It is much better than any jeep Tamiya has ever produced. I highly recommend it. That said, it can not be built as a common IDF M38A1 jeep out of the box. The IDF had mainly (if not all) civilian-based CJ-5s which had a different hood cowl and dash board and had tailgates. Accurate Armour out of Scotland offers an IDF CJ-5 conversion set for them.