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  • Officers and soldiers are being ordered not to accept donations from well-wishers. The IDF is bringing order to donations to its soldiers fighting in and around the Gaza Strip in Operation Protective Edge. Thousands, and even tens of thousands, of packages for soldiers have arrived containing food, clothing, personal hygiene items, etc. The IDF is […]

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  • By Raphael Poch, Breaking Israel News The LIBI Fund, like many other branches of the military, has had one of the busiest months in recent history. Unlike other units, the extra activity emanates from the outpouring of help provided by supporters of the IDF both in Israel and abroad. The 13 IDF personnel who run […]

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  • This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The year is 2001 and a newly enlisted lone soldier has just returned to his rented apartment in a small town to the south of Jerusalem. He left everything behind him to come to Israel and enlist in the IDF. His […]

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  • Thanks to the generosity of LIBI France, soldiers all across Judea and Samaria who are participating in “Operation Brother’s Keeper” to locate and return the 3 kidnapped teenagers, received care packages of gamecih download androidsnacks and candy.

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  • LIBI USA thanks our over 100 donors who sponsored Purim gift baskets and wrote personalized notes to the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces. This past Sunday, LIBI USA distributed over 1,000 Purim gift bags, with uplifting, personal messages of support tucked into each bag. The soldiers were greatly appreciative of the care and concern […]

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  • LIBI recently embarked on a Purim campaign. Purim, in the Jewish tradition is the holiday which we celebrate communally by sending gift packages to spread the holiday cheer and remember the great miracles that God performed for the people of Israel in the days of Mordechai and Esther. Our goal is to send 1,000 packages […]

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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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  • 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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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.