The ANZAC Role in Liberating the Land of Israel

December 8, 2021

Bersheeba, ISRAEL - The 2 November 1917 Balfour Declaration granted to the Jewish People a National Home in the Land of Israel. The document, however, could not be realistic as long as the Land was occupied by the Ottoman Turks and their WW1 German ally.


The ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were under British command, led by General Allenby. The conquest of Bersheeba opened the route for, as he claimed, the “Liberation” of Jerusalem.

Shimon Samuels with Australian Embassy DCM and Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Wise

Invited under the auspices of the Israel-British Commonwealth Association and the Australian Embassy, the ceremony at the ANZAC Memorial expressed thanks to those who fell then, and to Australia as one of the few to vote against the so-called UN Human Rights Resolution denying the Jewish relationship with Israel.

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