Eitan Levav Scenic Lookout Inaugurated in Adamit Park

In memory of the paratrooper Eitan Levav, who fell in 1982 in Beirut during the First Lebanon War.

June 22, 2015 10:55
2 minute read.

Adamit Park . (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Eitan Scenic Lookout, which was established in memory of Lieutenant Eitan Levav who fell in combat in Lebanon, in 1982, was inaugurated in Adamit Park on the Lebanese Border. Hundreds of family members, comrades-in-arms and paratroopers currently serving in the army took part in the ceremony. 

“You are the people who have helped me to establish this scenic lookout, because despite all the years that have passed, you have never forgotten Eitan,” Zehava Levav, Eitan’s bereaved mother, told those present at the ceremony. “When I contemplate this spot I’m sure that Eitan would not have come here by car, as we did. He would have taken his friends from the army and climbed up here on foot. On one side we can see Lebanon, on the other we look over Nahariya, so there could be no more suitable place than this to perpetuate his memory,” she said. 

Eitan Levav, who was born in Nahariya, served as a combat soldier and commander in the Paratroop Brigade in the First Lebanon War. He was killed in Beirut in 1982, at the age of 22, when he was ambushed by terrorists while traveling with his comrades in an armored personnel carrier. The memorial plaque situated on a rock at the lookout site bears the words that Eitan repeated so often to the soldiers under his command: “Whenever you’re waiting in ambush, look back at the lights of our communities and remember that they can be lit only because you’re lying here in ambush.”   

The Eitan Scenic Lookout (Mitzpe Eitan) is situated on the northern ridge above the gully of Nahal Betzet, and it offers a view of the hills of Western Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea. To the north lies Lebanon, from which Eitan never returned. The lookout was designed by landscape architect Iris Tal, a former classmate of Eitan’s, and it was established by KKL-JNF with the help of donations from the Levav family and a number of close friends. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

Related Content