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U.S., IDF Soldiers in Tel Aviv July 4 Party

U.S. soldiers and officers celebrate with 150 North American IDF Lone Soldiers. Members of the Israeli Football League showed up too.
By Arutz Sheva
First Publish: 7/4/2013, 10:56 PM

Celebrating on the beach
Celebrating on the beach
Sivan Faraj
Thirty American soldiers and officers celebrated American Independence Day together with over 150 IDF Lone Soldiers who made Aliyah from the United States, with the assistance of Nefesh B'Nefesh, FIDF, the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and Tzofim Garin Tzabar.

These organizations maintain their relationship with the soldiers throughout their military service and provide them with personal and financial support.

The celebration took place at Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv honoring the classic American traditions, including a BBQ, beer, American music and much red, white and blue.

Players from the Israeli Football League, also founded by immigrants from the United States, joined the party as well. There are over 600 amateur and professional football players in Israel, who meet every week in different locations throughout the country to play and enjoy the game they learned back home. The vast majority of the players are immigrants who came to Israel from North America through Nefesh B'Nefesh and the Jewish Agency For Israel.

Erez Halfon vice chairman of Nefesh B'Nefesh, said: "Nefesh B’Nefesh and FIDF wanted to celebrate this day with some of the soldiers who immigrated to Israel and left behind family and friends, but are still connected to the traditions and memories."

Beach celebration Sivan Faraj