2011 General Orde Wingate Memorial Ceremony

On May 1, 2011 ZOA Brandeis Chapter co-sponsored the annual Memory Ceremony to honor British General Orde Wingate at Arlington National Cemetery where he is buried.  General Wingate was a staunch supporter of the Jewish effort to re-establish our ancestral Jewish Homeland on the land then controlled by the British as the Palestine Mandate.  He also assisted in training and arming the Jews of the Yeshuv (the Jewish community of the region), an effort which was to later lead to formation of the Palmach and eventually the IDF

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