Tag Archives: Patriotism
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.
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 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.
These men and women are cadets in the U.S. Air Force. Every day, they get up at the crack of dawn and go through the challenges and rigors of basic training. But these cadets are also Jews. So once a week, on Friday night, they get together for a couple of hours at the synagogue on their …