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Foreign fighters for Israel’s indepedence recall life-changing experience

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/foreign_fighters_for_israels_indepedence_recall_life-changing_experience_20

For Ira Feinberg, what he calls the "pinnacle of my life's experiences" took place 63 years ago. Feinberg was a 17-year-old New Yorker when he joined the elite troops of the Palmach force fighting in Israel’s War of Independence. “No other experience in my life had such meaning as this period serving in the first army to fight for the Jewish people and for the independence of the State of Israel,” he says in the film, adding that “Nothing comes close to it.”

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