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Israel’s One Armed Warrior: Izzy Ezagui Speaks at University of Louisville
March 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 22
UofL Bingham Humanities Building 300
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Miami, Izzy Ezagui made Aliya in order to join the Israeli army and pursue his dream. Izzy was sent into combat at the border of Gaza in Operation Cast Lead. He took a direct hit by a mortar and lost his left and dominant arm.
His first thought upon awakening in the hospital was that he must find a way to return to combat. Against all odds, Izzy Ezagui became the first soldier in Israeli’s history to rejoin the army in a military role after sustaining such an injury. He currently serves in Israel’s Special Forces Paratrooper Unit. In May of 2011, Shimon Perez, the President of Israel, awarded him the highest accolade a soldier outside the battlefield can receive.
Come and hear is heroic story about struggle & perseverance.
Sponsored by Louisville Hillel, JCRC, and generously funded by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.
Contact Benji Berlow for more information at 502-238-2715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.