Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Soldiers   

on  01/05/2017 
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Participants in KH-UIA Annual Conference at Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Soldiers

​The Ra’anana Amphitheatre was filled to overflowing last night for the moving ceremony that opened Israel's Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror.
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Participants in the Keren Hayesod-UIA Annual World Conference from all over the world came to express solidarity with their Israeli brothers and sisters. Today, (Monday 1/5/2017), they pay tribute to the memory of the fallen soldiers by visiting the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery in Tel Aviv.

The total number of fallen since the day the state was declared on May 14, 1948 is 23,544. 97 of them fell in the past year, since last Remembrance Day.
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Chairman of the KH World Board of Trustees, David Koschitzky.


Present at the ceremony were Minister Tzachi Hanegbi; World Chairman of Keren Hayesod, Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg; Chairman of the KH World Board of Trustees, David Koschitzky; Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky; KH Director-General, Greg Masel; Chairman of KH Annual World Conference, David Engel and Chairman of Masa, Aaron Abramovich.
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from l-r: World Chairman of Keren Hayesod, Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg; Chairman of the KH World Board of Trustees, David Koschitzky.


Also attending the event were thousands of young adults from abroad who are in Israel on the Masa Israel Journey.
"We must all consider ourselves responsible for Israel's continued well-being and prosperity", said David Koschitzky. "There can be no better tribute to those we remember this evening than to build a stronger Israel. I call upon everyone here to play a part.
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Those who died on the battlefield ensured that am Yisrael chai, that the people of Israel live. For this, they have our eternal gratitude. But only we, those who remain can ensure that the people of Israel live a life of happiness, prosperity and peace". Citing the Jewish sages, who said that a little light pushes away a lot of darkness, Mr. Koschitzky concluded, "Let us be that light, heralding a better tomorrow. Let that be the legacy of the fallen and let that be a source of true comfort for the families. May their memories be blessed".

 

Photos: Avi Hayun for Keren Hayesod

 
 

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