Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Golan Heights, by Adin Ilfeld

April 5, 2016
By Adin Ilfeld

On Tuesday we spent the day hiking and visiting different locations in the Golan Heights. After eating lunch, we went to watch a short documentary, called Oz77, about a small Israeli tank battalion defending against overwhelming Syrian forces. It was a moving story of bravery and faith. Afterwards, although we were exhausted, the class decided to continue to Mt. Bental, on the top of which an Israeli base, no longer in use, is located, looking down into Syria. The dark underground tunnels and winding trenches were fascinating to explore, and posing metal figures offered a glimpse into what it would have been like to be an Israeli soldier stationed there. We rested on the drive back to the hostel, and went to bed quickly after dinner so we'd be rested for another long day.


  1. There is no substitute for being there - great that you could watch the film while you were actually there!

  2. I agree with Kathleen. Thanks for writing Adin!