The US Army Chief of Staff lit a menorah with Chief of Staff Kochavi

Knitted News18.12.20 06:00 Tuesday in Tevet Tishpa


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Hanukkah 5731 in knitwear. Yesterday (Thursday), the Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, General (4 stars) Mark Millie, participated in the Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony led by the Chief of General Staff, Major General Aviv Kochavi, to mark the eighth and final candle of The holiday of Hanuka.

The ceremony was led by Capt. Rabbi Joshua Gerstein, whose family has a long history of service in the United States Army, where his father and grandfather served. The rabbi’s grandfather took part during World War II. Rabbi Gerstein was born in one of the bases of the US Army, immigrated from North Carolina in 2007, and from July 2020 has served as Rabbi of the Eternal Judea Battalion.

The wounded American and the rescuers from 669

The ceremony was hosted by one of the members of the multinational observer forces, who survived the helicopter accident in Egypt in November 2020, First Sergeant Jarl Turner. The class was joined by fighters from Unit 669, the Tactical Unit for Special Rescue of the Air Force, who were partners in assisting the IDF Musk and evacuating the American soldier for medical treatment in a hospital in Israel.

During the lighting of the candles, the Chief of Staff expressed his appreciation and gratitude to General Millie and the cooperation of the US Army with the IDF.

Chief of Staff Kochavi said at the ceremony: “I am happy for the opportunity to host General Milli for the third time in the IDF and thank him for a significant visit to Israel and a courageous relationship that lasted throughout the year. The close connection between the IDF and the US military is of paramount importance at the strategic level and is reflected in operational and technological cooperation that strengthens the IDF’s strength in the Middle East every day. The Hanukkah period is an opportunity for us to honor the operational activities of IDF soldiers with an emphasis on the value of heroism. From here, I send great appreciation and a happy holiday greeting to the IDF soldiers and the security forces who are also doing their job throughout these hours throughout the State of Israel. “

General Mark Millie: “I am proud to be here with our great friend and ally – and with the modern Maccabees of the State of Israel. I am especially proud of the opportunity to be here on the last night of Hanukkah, when the menorah candles are lit at full power The world. Happy Hanukkah! Happy Orim! “

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