The Battle of Beersheba is reenacted in the eponymous city on its 95th anniversary in 2012..
(photo credit: KKL-JNF ARCHIVE)
‘We owe the Australians a lot. If it weren’t for their soldiers, we might not have a State of Israel,” says Shlomo Benheiem, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund’s director of tourism and JNF missions.He is speaking to a group of journalists who are on a JNF press tour in advance of the October 31 celebrations of the centenary of the World War I Battle of Beersheba, which Benheiem says “changed the face of the Middle East.”
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