Sheffield welcome IDF Colonel
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Thursday 17th May 2018

Colonel Rami Sherman visited Sheffield as part of the Sheffield Israel Society’s celebrations of Israel's 70th birthday. He was a commander in the IDF Special Force that recused the the Entebbe hostages He was interviewed by Rabbi Golomb and enthralled the very mixed age group in the audience with details of the rescue mission as well as his life growing up on a Kibbutz in the first years of Israel's independence. His parents were Holocaust survivors who made their home in Israel. “I am a Zionist”, he said, “and I was proud to fight for my country. But for the last two years I have travelled to many places over the world and I have realised that what connects me with you is that I am Jewish. Several months ago I presented a book to the President Reuven Rivlin and I wrote ‘I went to Entebbe as an Israeli but I came back as a Jew. It has taken me forty years to realise it. Israel is not just a country for Israelis it’s a country for every Jew”!