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Yoni Netanyahu – One of Israel’s Most Courageous Warriors

The older brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoni Netanyahu was known for his role as commander of the elite IDF commando unit Sayeret Matkal.

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A Christian Woman Fighting for the IDF

Elinor Joseph is an Israeli Christian and the first Arab woman to serve in a combat role in the IDF.

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Ilan Ramon – Truly Living in Space

Ilan Ramon was an Israeli fighter pilot and the first (and only) astronaut from Israel, losing his life in the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

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Ze’ev Friedman: Pumping Iron for Israel

A flyweight weightlifter representing the Jewish state at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games, Ze'ev Friedman was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.

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‘The Nation Wants Peace’

A seventh-generation Jerusalem resident and IDF veteran, Israeli Ambassador Shlomo Argov's assassination attempt launched the 1982 Lebanon War.

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Fighting and Acting for Peace

Juliano Mer-Khamis was an Israeli Palestinian (his parents were Jewish and Christian) who was an IDF veteran, an actor, and an activist.

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The IDF Rabbi at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Rabbi Shlomo Goren was an Israeli military veteran and Chief Rabbi of the IDF, which found him blowing the shofar in a reunified Jerusalem after the Six-Day War.

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From Shepherd to Sculptor

Menashe Kadishman was an Israeli artist whose early career tending sheep would influence his famous works.

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The Father of the Jewish State

Theodor Herzl began the modern Zionist movement and because of his lifework, is referred to in the Israeli Declaration of Independence as "the spiritual father of the Jewish state."

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Israel's current and longtime prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lived his life in the service of the Jewish state and its people.

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‘I Went, for a Voice Called’

A Jewish poet from the Holy Land, Hannah Szenes parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII as a volunteer in the fight to rescue Jews from the Nazis...and was ultimately executed for her actions.

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One of Israel’s Finest Sons

The older brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoni Netanyahu was known for his role as commander of the elite IDF commando unit Sayeret Matkal.

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