American and Canadian Jews and the War for Israeli Independence

American and Canadian Jews and the War for Israeli Independence

February 8, 2022
1:15 PM

American and Canadian Jews and the War for Israeli Independence

Tuesday, February 1 & 8 | 1:15 PM | JCC Social Hall

Join the JCC Men’s Club for a special lecture by Eric Steckler. Although the Israeli army was the main reason that Israel won its War of Independence, American & Canadian help was critical to the victory. This aid included funds, military equipment, and ships & recruits to fight. This was especially useful in those areas where Israeli expertise was lacking. This two-part lecture will explore how this was achieved with the aid of Jewish mobsters, industrialists, ordinary citizens, veterans of WWII, as well as cloak & dagger exploits. Part I: 1945 until the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. Part II: The war against the Arab armies. Open to the community. – Also, on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/209025248?pwd=Rkdud2VNWmFSMnU5aWdyN0ZwZy9mdz09

For more information, contact David Gross at davidgross543@gmail.com or 202-744-9047.