• Issue: July 2000
  • Artist: Zina Roitman
  • Designer: Yizhak Granot
  • Stamp Size: 25.7 mm x 20 mm
  • Plate no.: 361
  • Sheet of 50 stamps, Tabs: 5
  • Printers: Joh. Enschede, Netherlands
  • Method of printing: Rotogravure

Juara is a hill in Ramat Menashe, on top of which stands a 150 year old fortified stone building that served as the central training camp for the Hagana organization. Many places served as training camps at various times, but in 1939 Juara became a permanent camp, a training school for commanders at all levels, and for instructors in various military professions. During the 40's, hidden from British eyes, the Hagana trained over 1,000 officers, who became the backbone of the IDF command upon its establishment. When the War of Independence broke out, most of the front, brigade, battalion and platoon commanders were instructors and trainees from Juara. 7 of the first 10 military chiefs of staff were Juara graduates. The site is now located in a Youth Corps camp. The historic building has been allocated as a museum, which depicts the activities at Juara "in times gone by".

The site was restored by members of the Hagana Organization, assisted by the Jewish National Fund, the Council for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites and the Megiddo Regional Council.

The Council for Preservation of Buildings and Historic Sites - a public organization acting within the Nature Protection Society- was established in 1984 by the Knesset Education Committee. The Council acts to prevent destruction of sites and buildings; initiates and encourages preservation and development plans; imparts educational values stressing the importance of preserving constructed heritage in the Eretz Israel as part of its cultural history and increases public awareness of the need for preservation.

The Council operates a number of sites: the Miqwe Yisrael visitors' center,the Atilt illegal immigrant camp, the Ayalon Institute at Givat Ha'kibbutzim in Rehovot, the David Ben Gurion Training Center in Seggera, the Woman Fighter site in Nizzanim and the workers camp in Sedom. It is partner to the renovation of hundreds of additional sites, approximately one hundred of them serving as visitors' centers and historical museums open to the general public.

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Buildings & Historic Sites (II)- Juara