Contending with threats near and far, Israel’s elite air force ensures Israel’s skies remain safe.

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The Israeli Air Force crosses all of Israel from north to south, in honor of the country's 63rd Independence Day. (IDF)

Triumph of the Return” – On September 4, 2003, in a large ceremony, the Israeli Air Force flew three f-15 jets over the Auschwitz concentration camp in a show of the Jewish people’s continued strength and triumph over past adversaries.

During the Holocaust, six million Jews were murdered at the hands of the Nazis. Millions of Jews and other Nazi victims were imprisoned, enslaved and murdered at Auschwitz and its sister camps.

This visit was a testament to the world that the saying “never again” is not just a slogan.

Many of the participants were the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.



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