Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
Machal / מח"ל
Volunteers from Abroad
Erected 2017 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, American Veterans of Israel Legacy Corporation, World Machal.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Wars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers series list.
Location. 31° 47.849′ N, 35° 13.678′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker is on Machal Street. The marker and memorial are located directly across the street from the entrance to the Ammunition Hill Museum in Jerusalem. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crucifixion (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Gethsemane (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Jaffa Gate (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Western Wall (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Absalom's Tomb (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Jehoshaphat's Cave (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Ritual Baths and Water Conduits (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Double Gate Monumental Stairs and Observation Plaza (approx. 2.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
Regarding Machal / מח"ל. Approximately, 1/4 of the volunteers who came to Israel defense during Israeli's War of independence were from the United States. 93% of the infant Israeli Air Force at this time were Americans, Canadians or South Africans. The first General of the Israeli Defense Forces was Mickey Marcus, a West Point Graduate. The first Admiral of the Israeli Navy was Paul Schulman, an Annapolis graduate. The foreign volunteers brought desperately needed military skills and organizational ability that significantly aided the Israeli victory, against incredible odds.
Also see . . . From the Old Maccabees to the New Maccabees “A wrong made right”. (Submitted on June 1, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. Photo 1. submitted on May 31, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.