Mimi was discharged in May ’49 officially by Yigal Alon, when the Jewish Agency took over these activities officially and all the fighting organizations became one under the banner of the IDF- Israel Defense Forces.
She rejoined her kibbutz, Ein Hachoresh. She married Bollek Ben Yaacov, an ex partisan. She was in charge of the First [...]
In 1946 on the Shabbat of 29th June, thousands of political and fighting Jews were caught by the British in a massive raid. This followed the sabotaging in one night of all the bridges connecting Palestine to her neighboring countries by the Hagannah and the Palmach and other underground groups (Lechi, Etzel). The Palmach headquarters [...]
In 1939 W.W. II broke out. After the British initial loss in Torbruk and El Alamein, the British forces in Palestine were pressed by the Jewish leaders in Palestine to create a Jewish fighting unit. This was due to the fear that Germans and Italians would take over the Suez Canal and invade Palestine. The [...]
Over the years, I have made many friends in Israel. I am always amazed to hear their stories of growing up in Israel and how their families came to the land. This last year, my dear friend Ariel Salzman took me and my guests to the Palmach Museum in Israel. While there, Ariel [...]
As I write this blog, my soul is deeply grieved and there is also a strong frustration. For many years, I have had the privilege of living a life inside politics. This has afforded me the opportunity to meet many different people and organizations. While attending some of their conferences, luncheons, dinners as a guest [...]
Is ignorance truly bliss? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the word “ignorance” is defined as: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. On May 14, 2012 I attended a discussion given by Erick Stakelbeck host of Stakelbeck on Terror. This discussion was hosted but Josh Ahrens of CUFI on Campus, a Christian organization led by students on University and College campuses around the United States. It was held at Portland State University. I attended this event because I know Erick Stakelbeck and have hosted him on conference calls to discuss terrorism in the US. I know him to be an extremely knowledgeable person when it comes to the terrorist threat in our country.
A recent speech given by Israeli counterterroism expert on Yom Ya Zicharon (the official memorial service for israel’s fallen) in Johannesburg, South Africa
By Marc Kahlberg
Mr. Ambassador, Chief Rabbi, Chairman of the Zionist Federation Honored Guests and Friends.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a special Memorial Day address this time last year that Israel continues [...]
Laughter Carried Her Through
You might ask, what is the Shoah? It is the term many in Israel use instead of Holocaust. Shoa means “great calamity or disaster”. Holocaust means, “sacrificial burnt offering”. It was a great disaster when 6 million innocent lives were brutally taken. It was a great calamity for those who survived, and [...]
Stacey, Tani, Kaleb and Doug with IDF Soldiers
Today, was a wonderful day of touring with Doug, Stacey & Kaleb Taylor. The first stop was the Palmach Museum, where my dear friend Arial was waiting for us. The Palmach first originated from the Haganah, then all the first military groups became what is now the Israel [...]
Today’s tour has left me rather emotional. I sit at my computer here in Israel, after spending the day taking guests, Scott & Patty out touring in Northern Israel.
Tani & Lea with Syria in background
I was accompanied by a very special friend Lea Magen. As we shared the story of how we met with Scott & Patty, I realized that it has been 6 years since that first day and even more Lea has been with me since the beginning of this journey. We laughed and shared our passion for truth.