Israel Baseball League Plays Its First GameJune 24, 2019
The Modi’in Miracle defeats the Petach Tikvah Pioneers 9-1 in the inaugural game of the Israel Baseball League (IBL). The game is played before a crowd of more than 3,000 at Yarkon Field in Petach Tikvah.
Orna Barbivai Becomes First Female IDF Major GeneralJune 23, 2019
Brigadier General Orna Barbivai is promoted to the rank of major general, becoming the highest-ranking female officer in the history of the IDF.
Ada Yonath Is BornJune 22, 2019
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Ada Yonath is born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Jerusalem, then part of the British Mandate of Palestine.
Eliahu Eilat (Epstein) Passes AwayJune 21, 2019
After a distinguished career in the service of Zionism and Israel, Eliahu Eilat passes away in Jerusalem at the age of 86.
Poet Zelda Is BornJune 20, 2019
Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky (known simply as “Zelda”), one of the most widely acclaimed and beloved Israeli poets, is born in Russia.
President Lyndon Johnson Outlines Five Principles for Peace in Middle EastJune 19, 2019
Speaking to a group of 800 educators at the State Department, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers an important foreign policy address, which includes five principles for peace in the Middle East.
Avraham (Granot) Granovsky Is BornJune 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 EuropeJune 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 AwayJune 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 FrontiersJune 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 StateJune 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 ConstitutionJune 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.