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FIDF Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War, June 5-10, 1967, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) reunited the Israel Defense Forces soldiers from the iconic photo taken by David Rubinger of three paratroopers at the Western Wall after they had won the battle for Jerusalem.

The photo is a defining image of the Six-Day War, during which Israel fought against Egypt, Jordan and Syria, and gained control over Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Sinai Desert and Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.

All three paratroopers — Zion Karasenti, Haim Oshri and Dr. Yitzhak Yifat — attended a special reception hosted by FIDF Michigan Chairman Alon Kaufman and his wife, FIDF Michigan Vice President Shari Ferber Kaufman, on June 6 to share their heroic stories.

Funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF’s educational and well-being programs for IDF soldiers.

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