The government approved a NIS 17 million allocation on Sunday to complete a museum and information center at Latrun dedicated to Jewish soldiers who fought against the Nazis in World War II.
The project, which first was approved by a government decision in 2002, is expected to be completed by 2022.
The site will tell the story of the 1.5 million Jews from around the world – including from Mandatory Palestine – who fought during World War II with the various allied armies and with the partisans. Some 250,000 Jews were killed in battle.
“Today we are keeping another promise that we made a few years ago to our cherished veterans,” Netanyahu said at the outset of Sunday’s cabinet meeting.
“The government will approve today an additional budget for the completion of the Jewish Fighters Museum project in Latrun,” he said. “I have the greatest admiration for them [Jewish fighters in World War II] – they deserve this.”