IBCA’s representatives, Brenda Katten, Joseph Beenstock and Andee Gold were honored to participate in this moving ceremony recalling the battle that changed history.
Australia’s Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Paul Griffiths, gave a moving account of the battle fought on October 31st 1917, in Beersheba, when young brave horsemen of the Australian Light Horse Regiment – armed with only a bayonet in their hands – fought and won the battle against the might of the Turkish Army; a truly amazing feat of courage and faith.
The winning of the battle was the catalyst for the then British Foreign Minister – Arthur James Balfour – to write his famous letter to Lord Rothschild committing the British Government to creating a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine.
IBCA laid a wreath at the Beersheba cemetery where these young heroes are buried.