In an uplifting moment in IDF history, in 1949 the IDF reached the southernmost city of Eilat during the last operation of the War of Independence. The city fell into Israeli hands without a fight. When the soldiers realized they didn’t have an Israeli flag, they made one from a white sheet with two ink stripes and a Star of David taken from a first aid kit. This moment symbolized the end of the War of Independence and lives on as a symbol of Israel’s victory. Today the soldiers of the IDF are facing enemies on all sides and need our support more than ever.
As the Israel Defense Force (IDF) strives to increase gender integration in combat units, 15 female soldiers have been recruited into the Armored Corps to test their suitability. We applaud their courage and strength!
IDF lone soldiers partake in a communal Passover seder sponsored by LIBI, an organization which ensured that even though they could not be with their families this holiday, they would still have an opportunity to celebrate!
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