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The Golani Brigade חטיבת גולני (aka. Brigade No. 1) is an infantry brigade that was formed February 28, 1948 when the Levanoni Brigade in the upper Galilee was divided in two smaller brigades. It is the most highly decorated infantry unit in the IDF. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Galilee (Hebrew hagalil הגליל, Arabic al-jaleel الجليل), meaning circuit, is a large area overlapping with much of the North District of Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל   Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael? ([Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israel army, Israel air force and Israel navy. ...


After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the Golani Brigade participated in a number of reprisal raids in the first part of the 1950s. In 1951 against Syria. In October 1955 in a joint operation with the Paratroopers Brigade against Egypt. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, called the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) by Israelis and al Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, the catastrophe) by Arabs, was the first in a series of wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paratroopers Brigade (חטיבת הצנחנים) is a unit of paratroopers within the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). ...


In the 1956 Sinai Campaign the brigade's task was to capture the area around the city Rafah in the Sinai desert. (Redirected from 1956 Sinai Campaign) The Suez Crisis, also known as the Suez War, Suez Campaign or Kadesh Operation was a war fought on Egyptian territory in 1956. ... Rafah (Arabic: رفح Hebrew: רפיח) is a town in the Gaza Strip, on the Egyptian border, and a nearby town on the Egyptian side of the border, on the Sinai Peninsula. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south). ...


The symbol of the brigade is a green olive tree with its roots on a brown background. Its soldiers are designated by brown berets.


In the upper Galilee located north of Haifa at the Golani Junction stands the Golani Brigade Museum commemorating the brigade and its heroes. Galilee (Hebrew hagalil הגליל, Arabic al-jaleel الجليل), meaning circuit, is a large area overlapping with much of the North District of Israel. ... Haifa (Hebrew חֵיפָה Ḥefa, Ḥeyfa; Arabic حَيْفَا Ḥayfā) is the third-largest city in Israel, with a population close to 300,000. ... Golani Junction is in the upper Galilee, east of Haifa and west of Tiberias. ...


Golani is the most veteran IDF brigade and earned a reputation for its die-hard soldiers: who tend to be fearless, impulsive and warm. On the good side, these qualities are expressed in braveness, thoughness and quick response - producing excellent warriors who can handle the hardest situation. Golani is known for its high "warrior commeradship" among the troops and enjoy good reputation among Israeli public. On the bad side, these qualities are expressed in recklessness and lack of discipline. During the late 1990's, two Golani company-size units revolted against their officers, left their posts in the field, and went home. Over 70 were jailed and both companies, one known as the "Mustangs" containing many Sayaret Golani combat veterans, were disbanded.


Golani Brigade is equipped with the heavy IDF Achzarit armored personnel carrier. The Achzarit (אכזרית) is a heavily armored armored personnel carrier/Infantry fighting vehicle manufactured by the Israeli Defence Forces. ... East German BRDMs on parade during celebrations of the 40th anniversary of East Germany in 1989 Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are light armoured fighting vehicles for the transport of infantry. ...


As of 2004, Golani operates within the northern border of Israel and in Samaria (north part, mainly Jenin). During 2004, Golani battalion reinforced the Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Samaria, Sumaria or Shomron (Hebrew שֹׁמְרוֹן, Standard Hebrew Šoməron, Tiberian Hebrew Šōmərôn, Arabic سامريّون Sāmariyyūn (but commonly called in Arabic جبال نابلس Jibal Nablus), in the New Testament Greek Σαμαρεία) is a term used for the mountainous northern part of the area on the west bank of the Jordan River. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Givati Brigade (חטיבת גבעתי) is one of the Israeli Defense Forces infantry brigades. ...

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Battalions of the Golani Brigade

  • Barak Battalion - Gdud 12
  • Gideon Battalion - Gdud 13
  • "Golani Buds"
  • The Egoz Reconnaissance Unit (a company)
  • The First Breachers' Battalion (HaBokaim HaRishon) - Gdud 51

Commanders of the Golani Brigade

1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ariel Sharon, the eleventh Prime Minister of Israel, spent many years in the Israel Defense Forces before being elected in March 2001. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major-General Moshe Kaplinski, born around 1958, is Deputy Chief of the General Staff. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Shmuel Zakai is an Israeli Brigadier-General who was forcibly discharged from the Israel Defense Force in November 2004 by order of Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Golani Brigade in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, called the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) by Israelis and al Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, the catastrophe) by Arabs, was the first in a series of wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. ...

List of Israeli military operations in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that the Golani Brigade participated in

The objective of Operation Assaf was to take control of the western Negev. ... Operation Dekel (palm tree) was the largest offensive in the north of Palestine during the first and second truce of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. ... Operation Hiram was a military operation conducted by the Israel Defence Force (IDF) during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War It was led by Moshe Carmel and aimed at capturing the entire Galilee region for Israel. ... During the Israeli War of Independence in October 1948, Operation Horev was a wide scale attack against the Egyptian army in the Western Negev. ...

List of Palestinian towns and villaged captured by the Golani Brigade in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

See also

  • List of Israeli military operations in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

See also 1948 Arab-Israeli war Israeli Defence Forces External Links & References http://www. ...

External links & References

  • Golani Engineering Battalion - site of Golani reservists
  • http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Society_&_Culture/golani_brigade.html

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