One Tribe, Multiple MinyansKen Stein - February 13, 2018
Four out of every five Jews in the world live in the United States and Israel; 6.3 million in Israel, 6.7 million in the US. According to Pew Research Center Studies, 7 in 10 American Jews feel attached or very attached to Israel.
American Officials on Zionism, Israel, and the US-Israeli Relationship, 1947 – 2018Ken Stein - January 28, 2018
For more than seventy years the US government developed and revised its attitude toward Zionism and Israel. Using published archives, press conferences, speeches and numerous interviews, this compilation of 50 quotations traces how American views of Zionism and Israel changed. Frosty and distant attitudes toward Israel in the late 1940s have become effusive embraces of Israel and its security tempered by disagreements about Israel’s political behavior in other fields, including negotiations with the Arab world.
SS Struma Is Sunk by a Russian SubmarineFebruary 24, 2018
After being mistaken as an enemy ship, the SS Struma, carrying nearly 800 Jewish refugees hoping to immigrate into Palestine, including 70 children, is sunk by a Russian submarine in the Black Sea.
The timeline contains more than 900 entries, following Jewish History through Jewish identity in the diaspora, Zionism, to contemporary issues in Israel. Search by year or by a subject through time.
Early History to 1897: Identity Formation and Modern Zionism
- Jewish law, custom and anti-Semitism knitted Jews as a people
- Surviving as a minority schooled Jews on self-reliance
- Failure to achieve civic equality prompted Zionism, Jewish nationalism
Era II 1898 to 1948: Autonomy and State-Building
- Translating an idea into reality required Jewish leadership, commitment, and pragmatism
- Recruiting support from great powers made Israel a reality
- Inept Arab decisions and societal fragmentation gave Zionists an unsurmountable edge
Era III 1949 to 1979: From Sovereignty to Recognition
- Israel’s building blocks linked people, land, an economy and collective self-defense
- Success in the June 1967 War solidified Israel as a state
- Egypt took the unprecedented Arab step of accepting Israel as a reality
Era IV 1980 to Present: Recognition to Normalization
- Israel flourished as a democracy with a multi-party system
- Solidifying a strategic relationship with the US benefitted both country’s welfare
- Seeking peaceful borders and neighbors determined its well-being
- Zionism and Israel: Tanakh to 1948
- The June 1967 War: it changed Jewish and Israeli History
- Israel: A Curriculum for Grades 2-7
- Sephardi Jewry and Israel
- Israel and Hebrew Language
- The First Zionist Congress - a Simulation
- Israel's National Security and Civil Liberties
- Volunteering and Israel's State Building