Gideonim were the Haganah Signal Service wireless operators who established and operated the secret radio networks serving the Mossad Le’Aliya Bet in illegal immigration (Ha’apala) and arms shipping operations, prior to the foundation of Israel.
Transmitters and receivers were created out of nothing; operators were trained; cyphers were produced; secret radio stations sprung all over Europe and the Middle East, with headquarters in Palestine. A network enabling command and control of complex operations was established with meagre resources.
The film presents the Gideonim Legacy, serving as a guidance to today’s Signal, Computer and Communications Corps. This is a legacy of creation out of nothing, of self-sacrifice, of dedication, of persistence, of professionalism, of faith and vision - and the Gideonim, men and women, are the focal point of this legacy.
70 years of the C4I Corps – Past, Present, Future. Reportage by Oded Kapeliuk