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Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Passes Away

April 23, 2018

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Israel’s second President and celebrated historian, passes away at the age of 78.

Israel-Turkish Reconciliation Talks Commence in Ankara, Turkey

April 22, 2018

A month after US President Barack Obama brokers a reconciliation of Turkish-Israeli relations, a high level three-member Israeli delegation commences talks with Turkey in Ankara under the auspices of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Artist Marcel Janco Passes Away

April 21, 2018

Romanian born artist Marcel Janco, one of the founders of the Dada art movement who made Aliyah in 1941, passes away at the age of 89.

First Israel Prizes Are Awarded

April 20, 2018

The Israel Prize, an annual award presented in a variety of cultural and scientific categories and considered as the highest honor in the country, is awarded for the first time to nine individuals in seven fields.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to the Israeli Knesset

April 19, 2018

(20 November 1977) Israel. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Speech by Egyptian President Sadat to the Knesset.”  Israel’s Foreign Relations: selected documents, 1977-1979. Ed. Medzini, Meron. Jerusalem: Ahva Press, 1981. 182-90. Print. We Truly Welcome you to Live Among us in Peace and Security In the name of God, Mr. Speaker of the Knesset, ladies and […]

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Passes Away


Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, a stalwart of American Zionism and the Reform movement, passes away at the age of 75.

YMCA Building Is Inaugurated in Jerusalem

April 18, 2018

The Jerusalem YMCA, still operational today, is opened by General Edmund Allenby in front of an overflow crowd.

David Elazar Dies

April 14, 2018

David Elazar, who served as Chief of Staff of the IDF in the early 1970s, passes away at the age of fifty following a heart attack.

[email protected]: Israel’s Tougher Neighborhood

April 13, 2018

In January this year, the veteran Arab journalist Rami Khouri made this assessment of the Middle East as a region, “Never before has the Arab region been so fractured, violent, volatile and vulnerable to the whims of desperate citizens, powerful autocrats, renegade militants, durable terrorists, and predatory foreign militaries.” By comparison, when Israel came into […]

Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre Takes Place

Arab forces ambush a medical convoy en route to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem. Seventy-nine people, mostly doctors and nurses are killed in the attack.

The Alon Plan

April 12, 2018

July 26, 1967: The Alon Plan reflects a response to Israel’s pre-1967 war border vulnerability seeking a future west bank arrangement that is not a strategic/geographic threat to Israel and its coastal plain population centers.

Egged Bus 300 Kidnapping and Hostage Affair Takes Place

Egged bus 300 traveling from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon is attacked by four Palestinian terrorists. They take the forty passengers hostage.