Sinai Is Returned to Egypt

April 25, 2019

As stipulated in the 1979 peace agreement between the two countries, Israel completes its evacuation of Sinai and returns the peninsula to Egypt.

Jordan Formally Annexes the West Bank and East Jerusalem

April 24, 2019

Jordan formally annexes the West Bank and East Jerusalem, allowing the Palestinian inhabitants therein to obtain Jordanian citizenship.

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Passes Away

April 23, 2019

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Israel’s second President and celebrated historian, passes away at the age of 78.

Israel-Turkish Reconciliation Talks Commence in Ankara, Turkey

April 22, 2019

A month after US President Barack Obama brokers a reconciliation of Turkish-Israeli relations, a high level three-member Israeli delegation commences talks with Turkey in Ankara under the auspices of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Artist Marcel Janco Passes Away

April 21, 2019

Romanian born artist Marcel Janco, one of the founders of the Dada art movement who made Aliyah in 1941, passes away at the age of 89.

First Israel Prizes Are Awarded

April 20, 2019

The Israel Prize, an annual award presented in a variety of cultural and scientific categories and considered as the highest honor in the country, is awarded for the first time to nine individuals in seven fields.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Passes Away


April 19, 2019

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, a stalwart of American Zionism and the Reform movement, passes away at the age of 75.

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.