UWI's seventh annual Chanukah party with Israeli soldiers, located at an anti-terror training base between Ramallah and Jericho, was the best ever, leaving participants with an even greater appreciation for the heroic defenders of Israel.

The Chatmar Military Base in Samaria was packed on Thursday evening when busloads of American-Israeli visitors celebrated the Festival of Chanukah and the American Thanksgiving holiday with soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, bringing gift packages of warm clothing and thousands of letters of support from around the world.