- Israel Independence Day Torchlighters Announced
Seven men and seven women were approved Thursday by the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies to light beacons at the April 22 ceremony that opens Israel’s Independence Day festivities, all chosen for the breakthroughs they’ve made in their various fields.
They include Danny Gold, developer of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system; Sima Shein, who served as head of the Mossad’s research desk, the highest intelligence position ever held by a woman; and Pvt. Dan Korkowsky, a member of the IDF’s Special Intelligence Unit 9900, composed of soldiers who are on the autism spectrum. Korkowsky has rare intelligence-gathering abilities and his success led to the expansion of the unit. (Ha’aretz)
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