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Sign: Ashdod - "Shadow and Light" - Commemoration of the immigration of North African Jews

Mafkura/Moshe Dayan, Ashdod, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל העיר אשדוד
סמל ארגון פעילי המחתרות, ההעפלה ואסירי ציון בצפון אפריקה

צל ואור
בצל פעלנו, לאור יצאנו

לכבודה של עליית יהודי צפון אפריקה לארץ ישראל ולכבודם של לוחמי המחתרות ו"המוסד" שפעלו במרוקו, תוניסיה ואלג’יריה.

אדריכל האנדרטה: ארי מוריס חיון

הוקמה ביוזמת עיריית אשדוד וארגון פעילי המחתרות, ההעפלה ואסירי ציון בצפון אפריקה

ז’ באדר א’ תשע"ו 16/2/2016

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Ombre et lumière
A l’ombre nous avons agi
A la lumière nous sommes apparus

Ce mémorial est consacré à l’Aliya d’Afrique du nord, À l’organisation des combattants clandestins et du "Mossad" au Maroc, en Tunisie et en Algérie

Architecte: Ari Maurice Hayoun

Fondé à l’initiative de l’organisatioh clandestine juive d’Afrique du nord avec le soutien de la ville d’Ashdod

7 adar alef, 5776- 16 fév. 2016

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The monument commemorates the victims of the ship "Egoz" that was used to bring Moroccan Jews to Israel and operated through the "Mossad" and the Jewish underground in Morocco. The ship sank in 1961 and all 44 of its passengers sank.

The monument was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The words "Egoz", "Yachin" and "Gonen" appear on the monument. "Egoz" - named after the ship, "Yachin" - the operation to raise Moroccan Jews, "Gonen" - a branch of the Jewish underground in Morocco (called " HaMisgeret" (The Framework)).
As well as the words "at sea in the air and on land" - describing the ways in which Moroccan Jews were brought to Israel.

The monument was erected in 2016 on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the sinking of the ship

Translation of the text on the sign:
Shadow and light
In the shadows we acted
Into the light we appeared

This memorial is dedicated to the Aliya of North Africa, the organization of clandestine fighters and the "Mossad" in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria

Architect: Ari Maurice Hayoun

Founded on the initiative of the underground Jewish organization of North Africa with the support of the city of Ashdod

7 adar alef 5776 - February 16, 2016

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