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This month highlights heroes from all walks of life in Israel. This includes heroes of pre-state Israel who helped shape the nation’s future, politicians, scientists, artists, rabbis, athletes, activists and artists.

Historical Events

 

  • The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 1701 for cease fire in the Lebanon War, August 11, 2006.
  • Theodor Herzl's remains are brought to Israel and interred on Mt. Herzl, August 17, 1949.
  • Opening of the First Zionist Congress at Basel, Switzerland, August 29, 1897.

Other Holidays and Anniversaries

 

  • Ramadan

Programming Ideas

 

  • Put together an exhibit about Americans who played key roles in Israel’s history, such as Mickey Marcus.
  • Create posters about Israel’s Nobel Prize winners.
  • Write profiles for the press about Israeli heroes.
  • Hold a remembrance for Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. Watch the video the astronauts took of Israel from the space shuttle here.
  • Highlight examples of war heroes such as Roi Klein who died saving his comrades in the Lebanon War.

 

AICE's Israel Heroes Month Video:

AICE's Ilan Ramon Video:

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