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atAm Yisrael 4 Happ Road, Northfield Couvert $15.00 per person
Heather & Eric Jagher and Nancy & Marty Kaplan
Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces, is the only soldier in the world who lost an arm in combat and returned to the battlefield. While he continues to serve in an elite unit in the reserves, Izzy delivers inspirational talks across the United States and internationally. He's appeared in The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, Fox News, and Israeli National News. His memoir, "Disarmed," will be published in the Spring.
Born and raised in America, Izzy joined a Birthright group traveling to Israel when he was eighteen. He went in search of fun and returned committed to joining the Israeli army. Soon after he finished his training, war broke out on the border of Gaza. Two weeks later, he was hit by a mortar and lost his left, and dominant, arm. Despite this devastating loss, Izzy’s first thought in the hospital was that he must return to combat. Most people thought he was dreaming, but two months later, he was lucky enough to meet a general who gave him that chance.
Today Izzy lives in New York.
For more information, please contact Stuart Spector at 312-444-2834 or StuartSpector@juf.org