Avraham (Granot) Granovsky Is Born

June 18, 2019

Avraham (Granot) Granovsky, a signatory of the Israeli Declaration of Independence and Director-General of the Jewish National Fund, is born in Moldova.

Jewish Refugee Ship SS St. Louis Returns to Europe

June 17, 2019

The SS St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany, returns to Europe after being refused entry into both Cuba and the United States.

Bronislaw Huberman Passes Away

June 16, 2019

Known as one of the most cherished violinists of his generation, and one of the greatest Jewish musicians of all time, Bronislaw Huberman passed away at his home in Switzerland at the age of 64.

Moshe Sharett Updates Knesset on the Status of Israel’s Frontiers

June 15, 2019

In an address to the Knesset, Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett reconfirms Israel’s willingness to negotiate agreeable and sustainable terms of peace with its neighbors.

Netanyahu Speech Offers Points for a Demilitarized Palestinian State

June 14, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a thirty-minute foreign policy speech at Bar-Ilan University, offering details for a completely demilitarized Palestinian State.

Harari Proposal Passes, Ending Prospects for an Israeli Constitution

June 13, 2019

After more than a year of continued debate on the issue, the First Knesset adopts the “Harari Resolution,” which stipulated that the “constitution” of Israel would be composed of a series of Basic Laws approved by the Knesset.

Riots Against Jews in Tripoli Take Place

June 12, 2019

As a number of North African Arabs pass through Tripoli en route to join Arab armies in the 1948 War against Israel, a mob of rioters attacks the Jewish Quarter in Tripoli.

Emma Gotthiel Passes Away

June 11, 2019

Emma Gottheil, one of the first and most important women in Zionist leaders, passes away at her New York home at the age of 85.

Invasion of the Golan Heights Takes Place

June 9, 2019

Israeli forces, under the command of Major General David Elazar, launch an offensive into the Syrian-controlled Golan Heights.

First El Al Flight Departs for London and New York

June 8, 2019

After several days of training and an official dedication by Prime Minister Golda Meir, the first El Al flight, using a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, departs from Lod Airport for London and New York.

Magen David Adom Is Founded

June 7, 2019

The idea of an emergency medical society such as Magen David Adom is revived in response to the 1929 Arab riots against Jewish settlements in Palestine.

Allied Army Invades Europe

June 6, 2019

Over 325,000 Allied troops, led by General Dwight Eisenhower, land at Normandy and began their march across France. The Normandy invasions comprise the largest seaborne invasion in history.