Julie was born on December 5,1917 in Kostroshovtzi Bulgaria (Serbia today) to Moshe Bechor and Doda; she had eight siblings and a twin brother. The observant family was Zionist; the only Jewish family in a Christian environment for 17 years. Her father, proud of his origins, changed their name from Lazar to Elazar. Julie studied in Sofia’s Central Hebrew school,then the Royal High School for Girls – excelling in her studies, dismissed from exams. The only Jew, she served as Class Committee chairman. From age nine she was active in Maccabi, athlete and instructor.
On May 19,1935 the family made Aliyah and settled in Moshav Beit-Hanan, following four daughters who’d come illegally 1934. After the outbreak of riots, March 23,1937, she joined the Beitar Divisions. The original plan was to re-establish the settlement in Hebron; British authorities refused, so she joined the Rosh-Pina group. Joining Etzel there, she finished a Class Commander course, and served as weapons instructor. Among her students were Shlomo Ben-Yoseph, May God Avenge his Blood, and Marcel Tobias z”l. Under Moshe Moldavski’s leadership, she participated in the special unit carrying out retribution acts against the Arabs.When Etzel split, Julie followed Yair.
She instructed a group of girls in weapons and underground activities. From her room Yair broadcast to the Yeshuv; his final letter, in which he refused to be sheltered, reached her hands. Julie regarded it as his last will. In March 13,1942 she was arrested, imprisoned in Bethleham Women’s Prison. Twin brother Yitzchak, arrested because of her, was sent to Latrun a while. Julie was released June 16,1946, for a month and again imprisoned after the King David Hotel operation. But because of her demands she was sent to Latrun, released after a month and a half and returned to intensive underground activity. After establishment of the State she travelled through the Burma Road under fake ID, to besieged Jerusalem and participated in the attempt to free the Old City. Intensely involved in political, social and intellectual activities, she was awarded the Tel-Aviv Jaffa Esteemed Citizen status. Julie remained an uncompromising fighter, holding staunch belief in her principles.
Husband Nechemya was a Lehi member formerly exiled to Africa by the British. They had two sons, Roni and Yair and three grandchildren. Nechemya passed away December 4, 1981 .