Toldot Yisrael Project on 1948 Generation in Race Against Time

An independent project documenting the testimonies from the War of Independence is caught in dire financial straits, and its founders fear that soon we will remain without a record of their feats.

Last week Peleg Levy put 17 hard drives into a large bag, got into a taxi and headed to Jerusalem. On a note he attached to the bag he wrote: "If something happens to me on the way, this bag must arrive at the National Library in Jerusalem." "With great respect, I, poor little Peleg, took all this material and passed it on to be preserved for future generations," he told me on...