Toldot Yisrael presents the stories of volunteers from around the world who came in 1948 to help build and defend the State of Israel.
“You came to us when we needed you most, during those difficult, uncertain days in our War of Independence. You gave us not only your experience, but your lives as well. The people of Israel and the State of Israel will never forget, and will always cherish, this unique contribution made by you — the volunteers of Machal.”
– Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 1993
This movie is the third episode in the “Eyewitness 1948” short film series produced by Toldot Yisrael and the History Channel. It is the centerpiece of an educational pilot program developed with The iCenter and made possible through the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and others.