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Saturday, 30 May 2015
Mahal – The Third International Brigade When Israel Was the Darling of the Left
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by Norman Berdichevsky (June 2015)


For the third time in the mid-twentieth-century, an international cohort of idealistic volunteers without thought of personal compensation, or safety formed an International Brigade in an unequal battle. These were the volunteers of those who rushed to the aid of the embattled State of Israel in the face of seven invading Arab armies in 1948-49. Known as Mahal [Hebrew: ??"??, an acronym for Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz (Hebrew: ?????? ??? ?????), literally, Volunteers from Outside the Land of Israel].  more>>>

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Posted on 05/30/2015 1:01 PM by NER
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13 Jun 2015
Send an emailg murphy donovan
Good get, Norman. Nice tribute to the junction of altruism and adventure. A part of Israeli and aviation history that was news to me. GMD, Col (R), USAF

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