The tombstone in Israel's military cemetery since 1948 : by Yossi Katz

By Yossi Katz

Army cemeteries are essentially the most well-liked cultural landscapes of Israel. The adjustments of their visual appeal principally replicate the most social approaches in Israeli society. until eventually the top of the Seventies, army tombstones and their atmosphere have been uniform and equivalent. basically because the Nineteen Eighties, households of the fallen squaddies began to upload own expressions. The publication sheds gentle on probably the most delicate matters in Israeli society

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1954. On the establishment of civilian tombstones for IDF war dead who were children of the kibbutzim in the military cemeteries of the kibbutzim see AA, file 849/73/150, Y. 1954, where he writes that “in Yagur and in Givat Brenner they did not agree that we should install military tombstones and they erected tombstones according to The Conflicting Objectives of the Establishment 35 Nevertheless no real changes were made in practice and the basic guidelines were not amended. The council and the Defense Ministry did not extend backing to the division in the spirit of the recent recommendations (or those that preceded them),²⁶ as proposed by Dekel and the legal advisor, and it was necessary to respect the wishes of the parents, and most definitely when the law mandated this.

For that reason Ben Amitai requested that council members, attorneys by profession, solve the problem by working out a new set of bylaws. ⁷⁰ The changes relative to the old bylaws were intended to overcome the deficiency that the State Comptroller and others had already discovered. Furthermore, most astonishingly they were intended to allow the veteran council members who had served on it over 20 years to continue and serve without time limitations, if of course no impediment was posed by the minister.

1954, where Dekel wrote that there are many burial places where IDF war dead are also buried, these places are neglected, unfenced, without maintenance and without care; it frequently happens that upon the burial of a deceased soldier a new cemetery opens, because he is the first to be buried in this place of settlement. In any case, despite his earnest desire that “every military grave anywhere should receive proper maintenance,” the division will not have the ability to handle all these burial places where IDF war dead are buried.

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