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Selig Brodetsky Passes Away

Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Selig Brodetsky suffered a major heart attack.

British White Paper Restricts Jewish Immigration and Land Purchase

The 1939 White Paper signaled Britain’s readiness to relegate the Jews in Palestine to minority status in a future majority-Arab state.

Sykes-Picot Agreement Proposes Division of Conquered Ottoman Territories

A secret treaty is negotiated to divide the former Ottoman territories between Britain and France.

Secretary James Baker, American’s Stake in the Persian Gulf, September 4, 1990

US Secretary of State James Baker warns that in a post-Cold War world the US would not let Saddam Hussein’s August 1990 invasion and erasure of Kuwait stand. Baker said that intimidation and force would not be tolerated. In January 1991, the US and its coalition partners ejected Iraq from Kuwait and restored its rulers.

“Jerusalem of Gold” Debuts at the Annual Israel Song Festival

The Voice of Israel Song Festival was created in 1960 as part of Israel’s Independence Day celebration and as an opportunity to showcase Israel’s emerging culture.

Israel Ambassador to the UN Gideon Rafael to the UN Security Council

A detailed outline is presented of events that led to the June 1967 War.

Israel Declares Independence

On Friday afternoon in the Tel Aviv Museum, David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the Provisional State Council, declares Israel’s independence. The United States is the first country to recognize the new and already besieged state of Israel.

Abba Eban Speech at Special Assembly of the UN, June 19, 1967

Following the conclusion of the June 1967 War, the Israeli government sent word to Egypt and Syria seeking peace plan that was intended to jumpstart a peace process with Israel’s belligerent neighbors, Egypt and Syria. The messages were sent through the US, but no response was apparently received.

Israelis Participate in Conference with Moroccan Jews

In 1984, there were approximately 20,000 Jews in Morocco. Both Israelis and Arabs were suspicious of the May 13-14 Conference on the Jewish Communities of Morocco which was held in Rabat.

The Israeli Government Designed Peace Plan Devised After the June 1967 War

Following the conclusion of the June 1967 War, the Israeli government sent word to Egypt and Syria seeking peace plan that was intended to jumpstart a peace process with Israel’s belligerent neighbors, Egypt and Syria. The messages were sent through the US, but no response was apparently received.

Mitzpe Gevulot Established in Negev

The agricultural outpost of Mitzpe Gevulot was established.

Israel Museum Opens in Jerusalem

The concept of a national museum originated in the early years of Zionist settlement in the Yishuv. Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, opened the Bezalel Museum in 1912.