A Moving Testimony: History Through the Eyes of a Holocaust Survivor
Rina Pearl Zakay was just a ten year-old girl when the Second World War broke out and life as she knew it ended abruptly. After the war, she immigrated to Israel all by herself and decided to fight for the independence of the State of Israel. She went on to build a family, and 70 years after the Holocaust, she is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren who all served in the IDF. In honor of Holocaust Memorial day, she tells her moving tale of bravery and survival.
Stories of Survival, Heroism, and Triumph
After the Holocaust, many survivors decided to call Israel their home. In addition to immigrating to an unknown land, they made the heroic decision to take responsibility for the defense of the new and fledgling State of Israel. These are the inspiring stories of three individuals who decided to embrace life despite the hardships, and paved the way for their future success and growth in their new home.
Hamas Terror Cell in Judea & Samaria Apprehended in Joint Operation
In early March of this year, a terror cell affiliated with Hamas in Abu Dis was uncovered and apprehended as the result of a joint effort of the IDF, ISA and Israeli Police. Two of its main operatives were arrested.
Behind the Scenes on a Dvora-Class Patrol Boat
The port of Haifa, known as Israel’s gateway to the sea, is not only home to cargo and commercial vessels. This hub connecting Israel to the Mediterranean Sea is also home to a vast array of Israel Navy Ships, dedicated to guarding Israel’s shores. In order to stay in tip-top shape, navy ships drill their skills and emergency preparedness. Here’s an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes on one of the IDF’s most important patrol boats.
Remembering Six Million
Volunteers in the IDF: Strengthening Community Ties
Patriotism, loyalty to the State of Israel and respect for human beings are the basic values that motivate IDF soldiers and are the foundation of the IDF’s Code of Ethics. The different units of the IDF donate their time and skills to help the community, the sick and the environment. Contributing to society is what distinguishes us from other armies.
Jewish People’s 3,000 Year-Old Connection to the Desert Remains Strong
According to the Passover story, after escaping slavery in Egypt, the Jewish people wandered for 40 years in the desert on the way to the promised land. Today, the Negev Desert makes up more than half of Israel’s territory. It
IDF by the Numbers – Passover Edition
One of the traditional songs of Passover is Echad Mi Yodea (“Who Knows One” in Hebrew). Here’s a special Passover edition- IDF by the numbers!
The 5 Major Threats Facing Israel this Passover
Passover is a special time of the year in Israel. As we celebrate and remember how we freed ourselves from slavery and escaped persecution to return to the land of Israel, we also look towards the future and the challenges that we will face down the road. These are the security threats facing Israel and its citizens as they celebrate Passover with their families.
Through Thick & Thin: What Makes an #IDFamily
Soldiers across the country will be celebrating Passover with their families- whether it’s the family they grew up with or their newly formed “military family”. Living side by side, military units forge strong bonds through their shared experiences, and form a close-knit group. When spring comes around, these families gather for a festival of renewal, rebirth and unity.