Posts Tagged ‘IDF soldiers’

Friends of Israel Defense Forces gather in Florida

Israeli Soldiers Join Michigan Snowbirds In Florida

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Supporters hold event in Florida with IDF soldiers. By Zach Wallens Photographs by Elle Rose Photography Michigan natives wintering in Florida gathered with nearly 100 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from Palm Beach and Ohio on Monday, Feb. 4, at the BallenIsles Clubhouse in Palm…

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Silhouette of Israel IDF soldier saluting to Israel flag. Israel Defense Forces

IDF Soldiers Among Us

[similar id=45408 type=all] Long before Israel became a state, Detroiters supported and worked for the dream of creating a Jewish homeland. And many among us have put themselves on the line as members of the Israel Defense Forces to protect and preserve the Jewish state. These former and current IDF members are Israelis now living…

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What’s Going On In Gaza?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. Is what’s going on in Gaza right now overkill, literally or figuratively? Victor Lieberman: On the…

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Thousands marched in solidarity with the residents of Gaza in the Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin on Saturday, March 31.

Some Uncomfortable Gaza Truths

Above: Thousands marched in solidarity with the residents of Gaza in the Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin on Saturday, March 31. That the sequence of events that unfolded on the Gaza border March 30 was entirely predictable, and that the reaction to those events was even more so, does not make the aftermath any more palatable. The…

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suspended tree in Jaffa, Israel from Blogs From Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Final Thoughts

I’m writing this from the plane on our way to New York. It’s an 11 hour flight and we have about 3 hours to go. It’s dark, quiet and just about everyone is asleep. It’s 2 a.m. in New York, 9 a.m. Israel time and, for me, I’m on ‘Discombobulated Time’. Not quite sure what…

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Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 8

Why will this day be different from all other days? Because today is Shabbat in Jerusalem, which is always a totally ‘sababba’ (cool) experience. Tonight we will go back to the Western Wall to celebrate Shabbat. But first we head to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. For those who’ve never…

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Israeli flags are at half mast for Yom HaShoah in Israel. Yom Hashoah in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 7

It’s strange. Everyday we seem to experience something that feels like the ultimate ‘wow’ moment, and then the next day our ‘wow’ moment is even bigger. That’s exactly the feeling today. Today is a ‘Yom HaShoah Day’, Israel’s annual day to remember the 6,000,000 Jews lost in the Holocaust. Every year on this day, at…

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Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 6

We wake up in Jerusalem and the first thing a number of us do is….leave. A separate group of us signed up for a half-day trip to Ramallah in the West Bank. It’s a rare chance to come face-to-face with life behind the Israeli checkpoints of the ‘Green Line’, to see real people whose faces…

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