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US and IDF (American) Soldiers Celebrate 4th of July Together


US and Israeli Soldiers on 4th July

Photo Credit: Sivan Farag

Thursday, July 4th, 30 North American soldiers and officers celebrated American Independence Day together with over 150 IDF lone soldiers who made Aliyah from the United States with the assistance of Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency For Israel and Tzofim Garin Tzabar. These organizations, along with Friends of the IDF (FIDF), fund events like the Fourth of July party to build relationships with the soldiers throughout their military service and to also provide them with personal and financial support.

The celebration took place at Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv honoring the classic American traditions, including a BBQ, beer, American music and much red, white and blue.

Players from the Judean Rebels of the Israeli Football League, also founded by immigrants from the United States, joined the party as well. There are over 600 amateur and professional football players in Israel, who meet every week in different locations throughout the country to play and enjoy the game they learned back home. The vast majority of the players are immigrants who came to Israel from North America through Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency For Israel.

Erez Halfon vice chairman of Nefesh B’Nefesh, said: “Nefesh B’Nefesh and FIDF wanted to celebrate this day with some of the soldiers who immigrated to Israel and left behind family and friends, but are still connected to the traditions and memories.”

US and IDF Soldiers

US and IDF Soldiers

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8 Responses to “US and IDF (American) Soldiers Celebrate 4th of July Together”

  1. what clocking in at 9:45 am not by King David lol

  2. Damascus under fire, US deploys hundreds of troops in Jordan
    (06.22.13)
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4395413,00.html

    Ex-Jordanian Spy Says Jordan Regime is Anti-Israel
    Unlike the situation in Egypt during the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was and is on the same side as the regime. As Zaki Bani Rushied –leader of the Islamic Action Front Party—the Brotherhood’s political arm—informed the media, “The people of Jordan have chosen to reform the regime; people can choose to topple the regime or reform it, and here in Jordan we have chosen to reform the regime.” Indeed, Hadaddeen asserts that in Jordan the Muslim Brotherhood is a “tool used by the king himself.” He said that the Jordanian king is “using the Muslim Brotherhood to terrorize Israel. He would meet them, and this is documented by media, and one day after they would start massive protests against Israel. It is not even a secret.” Hadaddeen made the claim that in Jordan not a single Muslim Brotherhood member is in jail, and their members drive brand new German cars, in a country where such things are considered an extreme luxury. Hadaddeen described the cooperation between the Jordanian monarchy and members of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that the Jordanian monarchy has supported the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.
    http://unitedwithisrael.org/ex-jordanian-intelligence-collaborator-says-jordan-regime-is-anti-israel/

    Op-Ed: Arab Spring: Muslim Brotherhood Fulfills Jihad Vision
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13185

    US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited
    Nineteen nations are conducting the ‘largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years’ in Jordan
    (5/16/2012)
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155840

  3. Mark Fulbright says:

    what clocking in at 9:45 am… not by King David lol.

  4. Mark Fulbright says:

    what clocking in at 9:45 am… not by King David lol.

  5. Mark Fulbright says:

    what clocking in at 9:45 am… not by King David lol.

  6. great bunch of cadets :)

  7. No celebrating here in the U.S. for our troops! Fireworks were cancelled due to budget cuts! That's how the government rewards the ones who fight hard for us!

  8. No celebrating here in the U.S. for our troops! Fireworks were cancelled due to budget cuts! That's how the government rewards the ones who fight hard for us!

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