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A conversation with Dr. Itzhak Ifat

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Synagogue: Finchley
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue:
Finchley United Synagogue
Kinloss Gardens
London
N3 3DU ( Map link )


Itzhak Ifat was born on June 20, 1943 in Tel Aviv. He grew up witnessing the establishment of the State of Israel and the hardships of its maiden years. He completed his mandatory army service in 1964 as a member of the elite IDF Paratrooper Division, only to be called back to defend his country in the Six Day War three years later.
The aftermath of this war set the modern borders of the State of Israel and reunited Jerusalem. The war also caught Itzhak in an unforgettable image of hope and unity in front of the Western Wall that has been engraved in the World’s collective memory ever since. A picture that was taken by photographer, David Rubinger.
Itzhak graduated from the Technion in Haifa in 1974 with a degree in Medicine and later specialized in Gynecology. In 1994 he was awarded the Medal of Excellence for his work from the Israeli Medical Association. He was married to Hasia (1945 – 2002) and they raised 3 daughters together.
Till the age of 70 he continued to volunteer as a doctor in the IDF and in the southern city of Sderot through the difficult years of constant rocket bombardment of the city. In addition, during all these years, he has been a passionate goodwill ambassador for Israel and has shared his memories, the incredible story of Israel and the courageousness of its people with thousands of listeners across the globe.

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