Travel through time experienced at the Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel, took visitors back to the 1940s, a stormy decade in the whole world, and a turning point in the history of Jews
Christian tours to Israel in museums such as bunkers allow visitors to see history through the eyes of those who play a role in creating the State of Israel. Palmach, short for Plugot Machatz emerged from Haganah, a voluntary military organization founded in 1920 when the British Mandate ruled before the State of Israel.
In the early 1940s, when Germany invaded Africa, and Syria and Lebanon were under the control of the Vichy regime, Britain trained and used Haganah / Palmach forces to help defeat the Axis invasion. But when Rommell withdrew from Egypt in 1942, England, without the need for additional troops,
Tell the Haganah to return their uniforms and weapons, and disperse.
The leaders of the Haganah and Palmach decided that the time had come to move underground. But funds are needed. The mutually beneficial plan presented by the kibbutzim to Palmach and Haganah leaders, where members of the Haganah and Palmach will work and train the kibbutz, proved to be an excellent solution.
During the three-year period, from 1942-1945, Palmach trained men and women. The Palmach naval base trains SEALs and carries refugees from Europe, opposing the British Mandate. New settlements were created for victims of the newly arrived Holocaust.
However, the Plan of Partition was not accepted by the neighboring Arab countries, and in 1948 a newly formed Jewish state was attacked by Arab forces. Palmach, which has 7,000 members, lost 30% of men and women who fought for a new country.