Eisenhower Urges Israel to Adhere to UN ResolutionsFebruary 20, 2019
In a nationally televised address to the American people, President Dwight Eisenhower discusses the tense situation in the Middle East in the aftermath of the October 1956 Suez War.
Leaders Meet to Discuss Jewish Land Purchase StrategiesFebruary 19, 2019
Zionist leaders debate how to confront proposed British restrictions on Jewish land purchase in Palestine.
Jews in Safed Petition for ProtectionFebruary 18, 2019
Jews in Safed deliver a petition to the Ottoman Sultan seeking protection against extortion, robberies, and violence from local officials.
Policy Planning Staff Seeks Non-implementation of Partition ResolutionFebruary 17, 2019
The US State Department prepares a memorandum for Secretary of State George Marshall and President Truman seeking non-implementation of the UN partition resolution (181) on Palestine.
Aharon Appelfeld Is BornFebruary 16, 2019
Aharon Appelfeld, an Israeli author, professor, and Holocaust survivor is born near Czernowitz, Ukraine (then part of Bukovina, Romania).
Salvator Cicurel Passes AwayFebruary 15, 2019
Former Egyptian Olympic fencer and leader of the Cairo Jewish community, Salvator Cicurel passes away.
Theodor Herzl’s The Jewish State Is PublishedFebruary 14, 2019
“Der Judenstaat” (The Jewish State), subtitled, “An Attempt at a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question,” by Theodor Herzl is first published in Vienna. 500 copies are originally printed and distributed.
1930 Passfield White Paper Is Rejected by British PM Ramsey MacDonaldFebruary 13, 2019
The White Paper contained distinct threats to the geography of the Jewish National Home. The subsequent nine years saw unprecedented growth of Jewish demographic and physical presence in Palestine.
First Basic Law of Israel Is EstablishedFebruary 12, 2019
The first of eleven Basic Laws is issued by the Israeli parliament. Basic Laws are originally intended to form the basis of an Israeli Constitution, but the constitution remains unwritten.
AJC Adopts New Policy Statement on Israel-Diaspora RelationsFebruary 11, 2019
The Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee adopts a new Policy Statement on Israel-Diaspora Relations.
Charles Winters Is BornFebruary 10, 2019
Charles Winters, an American who helps Israel acquire fighter planes in 1948, is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Israel and PLO Sign Second AgreementFebruary 9, 2019
Five months after the signing of the Declaration of Principles (DOP) on the White House lawn, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign an agreement in Cairo.