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  • LIBI USA mourns the loss of Herbert M. Heinstein, a founding board member since 2004 who tirelessly managed the financial oversight of LIBI USA and was responsible for establishing the all-volunteer ethic that continues to permeate LIBI USA today. The most costly pick of the closeout for the

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  • Meet IDF Cpl. Eliyahu Frankel who is stationed in the Negev Desert, a long way from his hometown of New Jersey. Eliyahu, 19, is serving in a new IDF company: “Defenders of the Negev,” where soldiers maintain an observant Jewish lifestyle as they work to protect the State of Israel having extra time for prayers […]

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  • Over 600 guests recently turned out for LIBI France’s annual banquet to support the IDF. Guests included the Chief Rabbi of France, the city’s Mayor, Miss Israel, and top CEO’s, as well as IDF soldiers and officers. An emotional highlight began with a video of two lone soldiers from France currently best nurses stethoscope serving […]

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  • Regardless of the tense relations between Israel and Syria, who are still officially at war, IDF soldiers have continued to apply a core Jewish value: “Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world.” As civil war rages in Syria, IDF medical forces are caring for the country’s men, women and children in need. “When we […]

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  • Mazal tov, LIBI, for reaching 40,000 Facebook fans this week! We love to stay connected and hear from you. Thanks to Anne Baker for sending these words to the soldiers of the IDF: “I admire these young people they are an inspiration to the world . My prayers are for their protection.” Anne Baker via Facebook. Quick and […]

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  • Recently, a group of 12th graders from South Africa came to visit an IDF army base to cut the red ribbon and dedicate a brand new gym for the soldiers, donated by LIBI South Africa. The students were given a tour of the army base and heard firsthand about the unit’s intelligence gathering missions. Good […]

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  • Originally from South Florida, Private Josh Shapiro is now a proud soldier serving in the IDF. As much as he is enjoying his army service, Israel’s northern border can get pretty cold in the winter months. When LIBI USA Chairman Dr. John Grossman heard about Shapiro’s predicament, Dr. Grossman made sure that LIBI USA lucky […]

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  • by Lea Speyer, When you hear on the news of Israel sending medical rescue delegations to disaster zones, the man in charge is Dr. Ofer Merin. Dr. Merin, the commander of the IDF Field Hospital Unit, has led medical rescue teams recently to Haiti, Japan, and the Philippines.  the gout diet & A cardiothoracic surgeon […]

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  • Look who’s wearing warm winter gear from LIBI USA! These soldiers are part of the IDF’s Erez Battalion who are stationed at Israel’s border crossings. They expressed their sincere appreciation to all of LIBI USA supporters who warmed them up by sponsoring these snug winter coats and other warm gear. We love to hear from […]

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LIBI, the official fund of the IDF, was established in 1980 by Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the IDF Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan to provide for the educational, religious, medical and recreational needs of Israeli soldiers. American Friends of LIBI is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization run by a network of volunteers. When you donate to LIBI USA, over 95% of your donation goes directly to support Israeli soldiers.