By Candice Krieger, April 3, 2008
War veteran Stanley Medicks hopes that Israel continues to commemorate its creation forever — after all, he did help fight for it.
Eighty-two-year-old Mr Medicks is the founder of the British and European Machal Association, an organisation of overseas volunteers who fought for Israel in the 1948 War of Independence. Mr Medicks, one of 3,500 volunteers, is organising the association’s final reunion. More than 80 Machal veterans are expected to unite in Israel on Yom Hazikaron next month.