In an uplifting moment in IDF history, in 1949 the IDF reached the southernmost city of Eilat during the last operation of the War of Independence. The city fell into Israeli hands without a fight. When the soldiers realized they didn’t have an Israeli flag, they made one from a white sheet with two ink stripes and a Star of David taken from a first aid kit. This moment symbolized the end of the War of Independence and lives on as a symbol of Israel’s victory. Today the soldiers of the IDF are facing enemies on all sides and need our support more than ever.
As the Israel Defense Force (IDF) strives to increase gender integration in combat units, 15 female soldiers have been recruited into the Armored Corps to test their suitability. We applaud their courage and strength!
IDF lone soldiers partake in a communal Passover seder sponsored by LIBI, an organization which ensured that even though they could not be with their families this holiday, they would still have an opportunity to celebrate!
If you enjoy your Israel365 daily email newsletter, please consider donating to one of our causes or buying products from our store and blessing the Land and the People of Israel.
Thank You to our Israel365 Store Customers
"Todah Rabbah" to Lynda Neuman from Idaho; Fred Alles from Utah; Jacqueline S Statland from Georgia; Valerie Hobbie from Michigan. Shop the Israel365 Store »
Hi, I am from the Netherlands - Europe - I enjoy reading your news almost everyday and it is for long alread.y.I hope you will be able to keep on providing your messages many years more, and thanks once more for everything. --Efrem