“You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall before your sword.
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand—
your enemies will fall before your sword.” (Leviticus 26:7-8)

Division 188 is the first line of defense along Israel’s Northern border in the Golan Heights. Their remarkable story of defending Israel’s borders in 1973 stands out in history, for they faced hundreds of Syrian tanks with only a handful of tanks and against all odds kept driving back their enemy.

It was October 6, 1973, during Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar; a Syrian armored force of 1,400 tanks backed by more than 1,000 artillery pieces with supporting air power began a coordinated assault along the 36-mile-long Israeli border in the Southern Golan Heights in the North of Israel.  Division 188 earned a place in the history of modern day Israel for their part in the amazing victory during this war in defense of Israeli borders.  Armored Division 188 rose from the ashes of apparent defeat after 90% of their brigade was destroyed in battle with the Syrian forces.  One week later, with only five tanks remaining, Division 188 joined the reserve army and together they pushed the Syrian forces back to their original position inside Syria.  As the Syrian force began to collapse and Israel’s reserves mobilized, the Israel reserve army lead by the remains of Division 188 moved into Syrian soil, stopping just 30 miles outside of Damascus creating one of the most outstanding Israeli battle victories in all of history. Selfless acts of bravery by the remaining tanks of Division 188 together with the Israel Defense Forces’ reserves prevented the Syrians from capturing the Golan Heights and threatening the northern borders of Israel.

Israel is in desperate search for peace, but still there are many countries in the region that cannot accept the simple fact that the Jewish people have returned to their ancient homeland after 2,000 years.  Israel must remain alert and be ready to defend her borders at any given moment.  Just as Proverbs 21:30-31 says, “No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord.  The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

RYDON SN791006Sight and clear vision are a crucial and critical part of any battle and requires the ability to recognize danger and quickly respond in defensive actions.  By providing each solider in Division 188 with a pair of protective military glasses we help them protect and shield their eyes, enhance their vision and demonstrate our strong Love and Support for those that stand on the front lines in defense of Israel’s borders.

LoveIsrael.com, believes Proverbs 20:12, “Ears to hear and eyes to see—both are gifts from the Lord.” We are asking every Lover of Israel to join us in giving clear vision for every solider in Division 188.  For only one-dollar-a-day, less than the price of soft drink, you can provide a solider protective eye wear that will give them “eyes to see” and together, as watchmen on the wall, we will all shout and sing with joy as we watch God deliver Israel from the hands of her enemies.

“I will turn toward you, make you productive, increase your numbers and uphold my covenant with you.”  (Leviticus 26:9)






I was just thinking of Israel along with friends and acquaintences who live there. You came to mind. I wanted you to know I pray for Israel daily, as a watchman on the wall, and many times your face comes before me, and I lift you up before His throne too.

You have friends standing with you my friend!

Greg Beel