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A national collection of stories for IDF's heritage

For every Israeli, military service is a life-changing experience.
Everyone carries a memory, a turning point, a significant "point of reference", or Nekudat Zion.
Together, we all make up this endless mosaic of stories representing Israel’s legacy.

Credit: Igal Slavin

 

About Us

Nekudat Zion is a social enterprise aiming to preserve and connect testimonies & memories of generations of IDF service members. 

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Credit: Igal Slavin

 

Our Vision

A National Digital Social Database of Israel’s Heritage.

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Preservation and documentation - documentation of the testimonies of IDF soldiers for their generations and the preservation of the heritage from generation to generation

Education - education and awareness of Israeli citizens in general and youth in particular about the IDF heritage

Social and community involvement - social accessibility for Israeli citizens and the world

Establishing the legacy - preventing the takeover of IDF memory discourse by interested parties

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Innovation and creativity - use of innovative and creative means to preserve the heritage

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Credit: Igal Slavin

 

A Social Platform

A social streaming platform for former IDF service members of all ages to share their memories of a defining moment or event in their military service.
 

  • Compilation and consolidation of diverse, comprehensive and reliable testimonial data such as videos, photos, audio clips, academic documents, letters, memorabilia and more

  • Categorization of the data into catalogs displayed on a map or a timeline according to parameters such as name, date, location, military unit and more

  • A social network connecting soldiers across generations based on similarities in various parameters

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Features

Video upload and online capture via mobile or desktop camera

Recorded Zoom Interviews

Categorized streaming platform

Profile

personalization

Open and accessible to all

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Photographs, Radio, podcast, IDF Archives, National Library

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Internal Social Network - Community posts, forums and events

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Autonomous online interviews

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Multilingual translations with auto subtitles

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Video Pixelation of censored and sensitive details

Interviews Video Gallery

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Join and become part of the heritage mosaic

Record your testimonial directly on our platform, using a webcam or smartphone camera.

 

Alternatevely, you can schedule a Zoom interview with our team of clinical psychologists and professional interviewers. 

Video memories and interviews are reviewed, given security clearance, indexed and securely stored for anyone to watch online.

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Donation

Any contribution on your part will help advance this project forward to have significant impact to all veterens and to the State of Israel

Each donor will receive :

* Certificate of Donation,

* Tax receipt

* Newsletter

* Invitations to our events with diverse speakers 

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Credit: Igal Slavin

* Donations are done through Haifa foundation ("Keren Haifa") which is recognized as an Israeli volunteer institution in accordance with section 46 of the income tax ordinance and can be filed in the USA (IRS 501) and in Canada 

 

OUR TEAM

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Rani Bender

Social entrepreneur 

Co-Founder & CEO

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Colonel (Res) Ofer B.

Former commander in the IAF

Co-Founder & CTO

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Seifan Weinberg

Clinical Psychologist 
Shaldag Air Force Unit

NATAL Association  Member

Chief Clinical Officer

ADVISORY BOARD

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Mr. Oved Yechezkel

Former Secretary to the Prime Minister 2007-2009

TARA Consulting Chairman 

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Major General (Res.)

Meir Klifi Amir

Former  Military Secretary to the Prime Minister 2007-2010

Former CEO of the FIDF

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Brigadier General (Res.)

Eli Shermeister

former IDF Chief Education officer.

Former CEO of Madatech Museum of Science & Tech

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Brigadier General (Res.) Hasson Hasson

MilitarySecretary to the Oresident of Israel  2008-2016

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Brigadier General (Res.)
Meir Chen

former IDF Chief of Military Police

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Colonel (Res.)  

Ortal K.S

Former Head of Intelligence of the Israeli Navy

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Colonel (Res.) Zvika Rak

Recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Service in the Yom Kippur War

Former Chief of Staff at Netanya Municipality

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Colonel (Res.) Amit Livni

Former Deputy Spokesman of the IDF 

Former CEO of GITAM BBDO Advertising Agency

 
 

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