A Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
American Veterans of Israel L.C.
"You came to us when we needed you most, during those dark and uncertain days of our 1948 War of Independence. You gave us not only your experience but your lives as well. The People of Israel and the State of Israel will never forget, and will always cherish this unique contribution made by you, the volunteers of Machal."
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Machal Memorial sculpture by Sam Philipe
Machal - Volunteers from ouside of "The Land" - the Land of Israel
Every year there are fewer and fewer of them. The “they” are Machal, a Hebrew acronym for – Volunteers from Outside of Israel. They came to defend the Jewish people and help birth the State during its War of Independence, 1947-1949. They came from 59 countries. There were fewer than 5,000 of them out of 2,000,000 Jews who had served in World War II Allied Armies...