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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli Air Force’

El Al Archives photo A military DC-4 is repainted as the first El Al commercial aircraft to transport Chaim Weizmann from Geneva, where he had an eye operation, to Israel in September 1948.

El Al Is Founded

November 15, 1948 El Al, Israel’s national airline is officially founded and legally incorporated. On September 29, 1948, Chaim Weizmann was abroad in Geneva, where he had undergone an eye operation. Due to an embargo placed on Israel and other combatants in the 1948 War, Israel was not able to use a military plane to…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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Tom Fox

A Living Museum

Brett Mountain Photographer Local artist Tom Fox has created a wonderland of creativity in his West Bloomfield home. Judi and Tom Fox have filled their West Bloomfield home with more than 400 multi-media artworks completed by one artist — Tom Fox. In a home studio outfitted with specialized equipment acquired over many years, Fox has…

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Cheers To 100 Years

B’nai Moshe to celebrate members’ big birthdays. Most weekday evenings and Shabbat mornings, Congregation B’nai Moshe can count on Hyman Fox of West Bloomfield and Zoli Rubin of Walled Lake to help make a minyan. This summer, as the two reach the milestone of turning 100 years old, B’nai Moshe has planned a party for…

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Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018.

58 Dead In Monday’s Riot On Gaza Strip

Above: Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018. Times of Israel Staff The Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry said Tuesday morning that a baby was among those killed during violent border clashes along the territory’s border with Israel the previous…

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Battles recalled: Aryeh Shachar, a company commander in Operation Nachshon, is interviewed by Ofer Regev for Toldot Yisrael. Courtesy of Toldot Yisrael

Seven Decades Later, Unsung ’48 Heroes Are Heard

By Gary Rosenblatt Jewish Week/Times of Israel New oral history project describes key roles of American Jews in Israel’s founding. Soon after the end of World War II, Zimel Resnick, a Russian Jewish immigrant operating an amusement park in New Jersey, was contacted by a good friend in Palestine. Resnick was asked to help raise…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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