This section offers easy access to names, events, and terms associated with modern Israeli history. Terms listed were used successfully by students for understanding context in learning about modern Israel and the Middle East.


Listing of personalities have been assembled from biographical dictionaries, some collected from multiple sources, and others created by CIE. One of the most detailed collection of names emerges from collating the names from the back portions of each of the 23 volumes of the Weizmann Letters, with permission of the Weizmann Archives in Rehovoth. These Biographical Indices are extraordinary in detail.


These hundred or so terms were provided to students at the beginning of each semester in Ken Stein’s Arab-Israeli conflict class taught at Emory University from 1993-2020.