He was born 65 years ago on the island of Kwai, one of Hawaii’s eight islands. Before immigrating to Israel his name was Melua Noi Ao Iea, and today he is called Nadav Zadok Yair.
In what can only be described as a divine act of God on behalf of the Jewish people and “for Zion’s sake,” the story of Yair begins at the age of 9, when he was chosen to train in the ancient arts of Hawaiian warfare. “I trained daily until I was 21,” Yair told Israel Today, “and only then was I ready.”
A Chosen One
Little did Yair know that he had also been chosen for a task far beyond his island shores. On a warm summer morning sitting alone on his tropical island beach contemplating his future, two young Israelis fresh from completing their IDF army service sat next to him and asked, “Have you heard of the Land of Milk and Honey? We are from there.”
“I have,” Yair told them. “My grandfather used to read me stories from...
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