The Chief of society: “the soldiers know that you are with them.”

צילום: אירוע בקליק

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces celebrated 70 years since its establishment, the officials came to appreciate the extensive activities. The Association currently counts thousands of volunteers and investing about 180 million dollars in projects for the welfare of the troops.

תאריך: 25/12/2012, 12:49    
מחבר: יעל זהבי, אתר צה”ל

Ceremony to mark 70 years of activity of the society was held last night (Monday) at the soldier in Tel Aviv, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, head of personnel, Champ Ali love, Chairman of the Association for the soldier, and other dignitaries Avigdor Kahalani. “I came today to say a heartfelt thanks on behalf of the Government of Israel, on behalf of the veterans and citizens.
The Association has become in recent years an extraordinary body expresses an important principle in history and heritage-people Israel Arabs together, “he said in his speech, the Minister of Defense.

The event is opened to display the exhibition traces the activities of the society before the establishment of the State until today, through historic pictures, documents and rare posters, and then conducted the ceremony. “It’s important for me to express on behalf of IDF soldiers and commanders of the deepest appreciation to you and to our ashiitchm,” said the Chief of the support and encouragement that you give them that with Israel knows them thanks for their service and routine. They know you
To them, even those who guard them, “stressed Lt. General Gantz.

“The operation of the tiitzbtam pillar behind the soldiers and commanders; Within days of the beginning of the operation, transferred to tens of thousands of ground troops and packs them have been entertaining. Mobilization is a testament to the unity and mutual guarantee and the matters that existed, still exists and think there will be more physical challenges facing us, “he added.

Of association established by the Jewish Agency and the National Committee in 1942, before the establishment of the State, called the National Committee for Jewish soldier, in light of the events that occurred in Europe at the time. The Committee was established in order to help the Jewish soldiers who joined the British army and fought the Nazis. After World War II, when the State of Israel, the National Committee for Jewish soldier made of ל’וועד. The Association currently has approximately 2500 volunteers and spends about $ 180 million in projects for the welfare of the soldiers.

Translated from Hebrew

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