Yuval Ben Yakov: Fallen in Battle

On October 7, 2023, Yuval Ben Yakov, a 21-year-old staff sergeant of the IDF, was killed in battle against Hamas militants who unexpectedly attacked Israel.

The father of the fallen soldier, Dr. Hayym Ben Yakov, is the director general of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. He is a close friend and ally of our project who provided us with significant support and played a key role in installing the Sholem Aleichem monument, which was erected last summer at the campus of Tel Aviv University.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Yuval Ben Yakov.