Aliyah Bet & Machal Virtual Museum


Jerusalem Machal Monument Planned

The planned Jerusalem Machal Memorial honors the legacy of the 4800 Machal volunteers from 59 countries (1100 from the United Sates and Canada who served in the creation and defense of the State of Israel during its War of Independence (1948-1949). It carries a powerful message furthering Jewish unity for all generations, present and future.

Adjacent to the Ammunition Hill Memorial Site, work has started on the project. The striking monument and narrative markers are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perpetuate the legacy of Machal and Aliyah Bet. It will be an enduring Machal footprint in the eternal capital of the Jewish people.

AVILC is implementing the Jerusalem Machal Memorial project in collaboration with The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (JASHP). The Jerusalem City Council has unanimously approved the project. The expected dedication date has been set by the Council for December 17, 2017.

In July 2017, JASHP unveiled a monument to the 1947 Exodus ship, part of the Aliyah Bet operation bringing holocaust survivors to Israel. Located in the Haifa Port, it was the first monument to the Exodus in Israel.

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