Tagged Orde Wingate

Why a Bible-toting, onion-eating British officer remains a hero in Israel 75 years after his death

Orde Wingate, center, with Special Night Squads members. (Beit Shturman)

HOF HACARMEL, Israel (JTA) — Few non-Jews and even fewer British soldiers are regarded as highly in Israel as Orde Charles Wingate, a senior officer who became a legend here by shaping Israel’s prestate military. Many Israeli towns have a Wingate street or square, and relatives and others who share… Read more »