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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Brigade’

Moshe Sharett

Prime Minister Moshe Sharett Is Born

October 15, 1894 Moshe Sharett is born as Moshe Shertok in Kherson, Ukraine. Sharett’s parents were early Zionists, having been involved in the BILU movement in the early 1880’s when they moved to the Land of Israel, but ultimately did not stay. The family would return in 1906 eventually settling in Jaffa. Sharett attended the…

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Amir Gilboa

Amir Gilboa Is Born

September 25, 1917 Amir Gilboa, one of Israel’s leading poets, is born in the Ukraine. Gilboa, born Berl Feldmann, made aliya in 1937 with a group of 40 others. He served in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade during World War II and saw action in North Africa and later fought in the Israeli War for…

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Major General Israel Tal

Major General Israel Tal Passes Away

Center for Israel Education September 8, 2010 Major General Israel Tal passes away at the age of 85. Tal is best known for being the head of the 1970 committee which designed and developed the Merkava tank. By the early 1960’s Israel found a need to develop its own weaponry in order to become less…

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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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