Israel Baseball League Plays Its First Game

June 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 General

June 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 Born

June 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 Away

June 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 Born

June 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 East

June 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 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.