Yoman Carmel Herzeliyya 523, 1968

Summary of Jewish Year 5728

1968
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A special broadcast summarizing the events of the Jewish year 5728. Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Yitzhak Rabin awards citations to Six Day War soldiers and to widows and bereaved families whose loved ones died in the war; IDF major generals and former chiefs of the general staff receive the Six Day War ribbon from Prime Minister Levi Eshkol; Captain Yair Barak and Lieutenant Daniel Baram return to Israel in a POW exchange with Egypt; Open Bridges policy on the Israeli-Jordanian Border; Christmas Mass in Bethlehem; an escalation in the War of Attrition in the Suez Canal, the canal is closed to traffic, IDFs Operation Avuka; establishment of the Israeli Labor Party (HaAvoda); INS Eilat destroyer and INS Dakar submarine sink; Beit Shean Valley settlements attacked from Jordan, IDF retaliates in Battle of Karameh; IDF military parade on Independence Day in Jerusalem; Israelis wish a happy new year: the speakers are First Sergeant Yosef Verbal who was awarded a citation for his role in the Battle of Karameh, the boy Yoav Shamir who rescued 3 boys from drowning, Saadia Mansour who discovered an explosive device at Tel Avivs Merkaz, and the policeman Yaakov Shoshan who discovered an explosive device at the Zion cinema in Jerusalem.

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