Category Archives: Minorities

Today in History: Operation Moses

On this date, 27 years ago, a historic operation was conducted that brought over 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, to the place that had been the subject of their longing for so many years.

Posted in Minorities, Soldiers of the IDF

Meet Emanuel Pasana, Garin program’s First Ethiopian Officer

The Nahal Brigade has always been proud of its diverse population and its ability to integrate new immigrants. Since 1947, the brigade has welcomed Jews from around the world asking to serve in the IDF through its Garin program, a … Continue reading

Posted in Minorities

IDF Chief of Staff Marks Eid al-Adha

Last Friday, the IDF’s Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited the Bedouin and Druze communities which are celebrating now the religious holiday of Eid al-Adha. Lt. Gen. Gantz visited the Israeli-Arab local council of Zarzir where … Continue reading

Posted in Minorities, Press Releases, Soldiers of the IDF

The IDF and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Ease Restrictions during Ramadan

In anticipation of the upcoming Ramadan period, celebrated by Palestinian Muslims, which begins today, August 1, 2011, the IDF and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT), will ease restrictions in line with the directives of IDF Chief … Continue reading

Posted in Central Command, Minorities

First IDF Officer from Guinea Began Life in Israel as Refugee

<Cross posted from the IDF French Blog> Arriving illegally from the Republic of Guinea to Israel in 2005, Avi Bari overcame all obstacles that once stood in his path and became an officer in the IDF. He tells of his … Continue reading

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