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Golani - Infantry Corps Beret (BE-12)

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The Golani Brigade (also known as 1st Brigade) is an Israeli infantry brigade which was formed on February 28, 1948 when the Levanoni Brigade in the upper Galilee was merged with the Carmeli Brigade to form the Golani Brigade.

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Golani brown beret with infantry insignia and red backing

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The Golani Brigade (also known as 1st Brigade) is an Israeli infantry brigade which was formed on February 28, 1948 when the Levanoni Brigade in the upper Galilee was merged with the Carmeli Brigade to form the Golani Brigade. It is subordinated to the 36th Division and is one of the most highly decorated infantry units in the Israel Defense Forces.

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the Golani Brigade participated in a number of reprisal raids in the first part of the 1950s. In 1951 against Syria. In October 1955 in a joint operation with the Paratroopers Brigade against Egypt. In the 1956 Sinai Campaign the brigade's task was to capture the area around the city Rafah in the Sinai desert.

The symbol of the brigade is a green olive tree with its roots on a yellow background. The colors green and yellow symbolize the green hills of the Galilee, where the brigade was stationed at the time of its creation and the olive tree is known for its strong roots that penetrate and firmly hold the land, reflecting the brigade's connection with the State of Israel's heritage, thus this symbol was chosen. The yellow background on which the tree stands reflect's the Brigade's role in the south of the country in 1948, when it took Eilat, Israel's southernmost city. Early Golani soldiers were farmers and new immigrants, so the strong connection to the land (earth) was important to symbolize. For this reason, Golani's soldiers are designated by brown berets, which they earned from Sayeret Golani's role in the Entebbe Operation in 1976 in Uganda. The brown symbolizes the brigade's connection with the soil of the Land of Israel. This is in stark contrast to other Israeli infantry brigades, who display bright colors (purple, bright green, red) and snappy symbols.

In the upper Galilee located north of Haifa at the Golani Junction stands the Golani Brigade Museum commemorating the brigade and its fallen troops. This location is also used for battalion ceremonies.

How the Color was Chosen- Brown. The brown color Berets used to be identified with Briadge 1- IDF serial number. But not many know that the color of the briadge was determined only in 1976. Before the Beret there were Golani Berets in Olive Green. Yom Tov Hazon was then the commander of the special units Briadge, and today he is the manager of the Golani Museum. Hazon speaks about the first moments: “We made an all out war to get our own Berets”. Raful was the רחצ"ר at the time and said to us, go choose a color. I gave him 4 options and he denied them all. He said “ walk around the units and let the soldiers decide. They wanted Brwon since it symbolizes our connection to earth.

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