Facts & Quotes

Fact of the day 5-31-15

Today’s Israel Fact of the Day- On May 31, 1948, the Israel Defense Forces officially began operations as Israel’s sole, unified military organization charged with protecting the territory and citizens of the two-week-old state. The birth of the IDF came at a time when the entire country was at war for its very survival. Drawing its forces and weapons from the various Jewish paramilitary organizations active at the time, the IDF began as a hastily cobbled together, understaffed, underarmed, and ill-equipped army. By the end of the War of Independence in 1949, the IDF had defeated five invading Arab armies to become the decisive, powerful, spirited fighting force that it is known as today. Share to teach your friends about Israel.


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Fact of the day 5-15-15

Today’s Israel Fact of the Day- On May 15, 1948, the day after Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence, tens of thousands of troops from Israel’s hostile neighbors, alongside volunteers from as far as Sudan, Pakistan and Yemen, invaded the newborn state, bent on its destruction. Though the veterans of the various Jewish defense organizations had gained valuable experience fighting local Arab militants in the lead up to the declaration of independence, they remained under-equipped, under-trained and under-funded. However, when faced with invasion, it was clear to every Jewish soldier and civilian alike that victory in the war meant survival, and defeat meant total destruction. Triumph was the only option. Share to teach your friends about Israel.F5-15-15

 

Fact of the day 4-26-15

Today’s Israel Fact of the Day- Intel has their largest plant outside the USA in Israel. Share to teach your friends about Israel.F4-26-15

Fact of the day 4-25-15

Today’s Israel Fact of the Day- Immigrating to Israel is called Aliyah. Aliyah means ascension, or “going up.” Share to teach your friends about Israel.F4-25-15