YMCA Building Is Inaugurated in Jerusalem

April 18, 2019

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

PLO Militant Khalil al-Wazir Is Killed in His Home in Tunis

April 16, 2019

PLO leader Khalil al-Wazir, the architect of a number notorious terrorist attacks against Israelis, is killed by Israeli Special Forces in his home in Tunis.

Israeli Olympian Yossef Romano Is Born in Libya

April 15, 2019

Weightlifter Yossef Romano, one of the eleven Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics, is born in Benghazi, Libya.

David Elazar Dies

April 14, 2019

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.

Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre Takes Place

April 13, 2019

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.

Egged Bus 300 Kidnapping and Hostage Affair Takes Place

April 12, 2019

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

Adolf Eichmann Trial Begins in Jerusalem

April 11, 2019

The trial of Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Nazi Final Solution, begins in front of a special panel of three judges at the Beit Ha’am community center in Jerusalem.

NATO Holds First International Workshop in Israel

April 10, 2019

Forty-nine participants from eleven countries gather in Haifa for a five-day NATO conference on mass-casualty medical preparedness. The conference is NATO’s first ever event held in Israel.

Yitzhak Navon Is Born

April 9, 2019

Yitzhak Navon, Israel’s fifth President, is born in Jerusalem.

Israel Hosts First International Dance Sport Competition in Ashdod

April 8, 2019

More than 3,000 spectators attend the Ten-Dance European Cup, the first international dance sports competition to be held in Israel.

Former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Shoshana Netanyahu Is Born in Danzig, Poland

April 6, 2019

Retired Israeli Supreme Court Justice Shoshana Netanyahu, the second woman to serve on Israel’s highest court, is born in the free city of Danzig (Gdnask, Poland).

Richard Crossman Dies

April 5, 2019

Richard Crossman, who supported Zionist efforts while serving on the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry, passes away at his home in England from liver cancer.