Tag Archives: Israeli Army

Soldiers, Jerusalem, Israel 2010

Paratroopers stand together before the swearing in ceremony at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. Israel’s national security challenges necessitate compulsory military service for all citizens at the age of 18.

A War Hero and a Legend, Givat Hatachmoshet, Jerusalem, Israel 1997

Shimon “Katcha” Cahaner, An Israeli paratrooper and a war hero, stands in front of a bunker on Jerusalem’s “Ammunition Hill” (“Givat Hatachmoshet”), which has been left as a memorial to the Six-Day War battle for the takeover of the Old City.

General Uzi Narkis, Zion Gate, Jerusalem, Israel 1997

General Uzi Narkis was one of the liberators of the Old City and Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in June 1967. In this photograph, he stands in front of the bullet-marked Zion Gate, in Jerusalem.

Family Origin: Dagestan, Hadera, Israel 2007

Often framed as a monolithic society, Israel is in fact made up of the many stories of the immigrating families who have built their lives there, united under the values of a shared heritage and history. The Israeli family has a distinct blend of customs from their original home country and the homeland. Immigration to …

Soldier on Leave, Or Akiva, Israel, 2001

This young Israeli soldier is a member of the Kavkazi community, Jews from the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia and Azerbaijan. The origins of the Kavkazi community are mysterious—some believe their story began more than 2,500 years ago with the Jewish exile to Babylon. But throughout their history, the Kavkazi Jews always longed to return to Eretz Yisrael. …