"First Line" is a national project for historical documentation of the events of Black Sabbath and the War of Iron Swords, which brings together all the stories of the public, for future generations. The platform was developed by former combat fighters and members of the National Technological Service at HILMA – High-Tech for Society.
The unique platform enables the public to feed testimonies that include survivors' stories, stories of heroism of fallen, special initiatives, home front mobilization, personal impressions, documentation of the story of abductees and missing persons, stories of national resilience and more - all through written text, photos or videos.
According to Michal Ophir, CEO of Hilma, "This is an important project that preserves a new chapter in our shared history – the stories of heroism from the war and acts of civilian resilience. These stories join the Jewish and Israeli story that has accompanied us since we became a nation."
Ofir added, "Hilma sees supreme value in preserving the historical documentation of survivors' testimonies and stories of heroism, and especially of the heartwarming mobilization of the civilian home front, which works to help and create good. When the day comes, when the pages of history open, it will be possible to see how, through unity and endless action, we have all preserved our home together."
The home page of the project's website. Anyone can enter and document their story, photo: Photo from the "First Line" project website
Michal Kaufman, project manager at the project: "We picked up the development in record time, as soon as the tsunami of videos and stories people spread on social networks hit us, we realized that we needed to use the technological tools at our disposal to concentrate everything in one place."
Hilma is a public benefit company established by senior figures in Israeli high-tech, headed by Yossi Zuria, one of NDS's founders. HILMA's vision is to position Israel as a world leader in the field of social-tech, which develops technologies that provide a response to social and public challenges. The company develops and operates programs that harness the worlds of technology as a means of creating social change, leads and develops social technological leadership among young people.
, the logo of the "First Line" project. Photo: Hilma - Hi-Tech for Society
The company's groundbreaking solutions have already come out of Israel to the world and have attracted great interest in the development and unique work model of the company, whose employees are members of the National Technological Service and discharged combat fighters. These workers come without a technological background and undergo intensive technological training, similar to the training of Unit 8200 and other technological units in the IDF.
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