Sinai Is Returned to EgyptApril 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 JerusalemApril 24, 2019
Jordan formally annexes the West Bank and East Jerusalem, allowing the Palestinian inhabitants therein to obtain Jordanian citizenship.
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Passes AwayApril 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, TurkeyApril 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 AwayApril 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 AwardedApril 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 AwayApril 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 JerusalemApril 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 TunisApril 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 LibyaApril 15, 2019
Weightlifter Yossef Romano, one of the eleven Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics, is born in Benghazi, Libya.
David Elazar DiesApril 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 PlaceApril 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.