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The Haredim and the State of Israel, Professor Michael Berger, July 12, 2019, (1:01:30)

During the 2019 CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel, Emory University Professor Michael Berger discusses how Hasidism was one of the most important Jewish innovations of its time, the evolution of ultra-Orthodoxy, and the status of Haredim within Israel today.

Religious Zionism, Professor Michael Berger (57:00)

During the 2019 CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel, Emory University Professor Michael Berger traces the evolution of religious Zionism from its roots in Europe to its participation in current Israeli politics.

Volume II, Series A (November 1902 – August 1903)

The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann  November 1902 – August 1903 Volume II, Series A Introduction: Gedalia Yogev General Editor Meyer W. Weisgal, Editorial Direction Gedalia Yogev,  Editor: English Edition Barnet Litvinoff, London, Oxford University Press, 1971 [Reprinted with express permission from the Weizmann Archives, Rehovot, Israel,  by the Center for Israel Education www.israeled.org] […]

Conference of Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) Is Founded

WIZO is founded in London by Rebecca Sieff, Vera Weizmann, and Edith Eder. Women from Palestine, England, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa are present at the inaugural conference.

The Alon Plan

July 26, 1967: The Alon Plan reflects a response to Israel’s pre-1967 war border vulnerability seeking a future west bank arrangement that is not a strategic/geographic threat to Israel and its coastal plain population centers.

Volume I, Series A (1885 – 1902)

The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann  Summer 1885 – 29 October 1902  Volume I, Series A, English Edition    Edited by Leonard Stein in collaboration with Gedalia Yogev, London, Oxford University Press, 1968 [Reprinted with express permission from the Weizmann Archives, Rehovot, Israel by the Center for Israel Education www.israeled.org] INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME I […]

How Fault Lines in the PA and the Arab World Affect Jerusalem

In a general sense, east Jerusalem is disengaging from Ramallah and the West Bank and connecting with Israel. However, tensions over the Temple Mount are hard to control and may change this situation completely. The process of connecting to Israel shapes the city, but undermining the order on the Temple Mount may affect the whole of Jerusalem.

Biographical Indices 1885 – 1952

he Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann Series A,  1885-1952   BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX  This is a composite biographical index, collected from each of the twenty-three individual biographical indexes published originally at the end of each separate volume of Weizmann’s Letters. Identifying information includes a persons affiliations, birth and date dates, important turning points in a […]

#76 Contemporary Readings, June 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling Emory University and Center for Israel Education kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu Muriel Asseburg and Nimrod Goren, “Divided and Divisive Europeans, Israel and Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking,” SWP Berlin, 2019. https://www.swpberlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/fachpublikationen/Asseburg_PAX_REPORT_Divided_Divisive.pdf Laura Adkins, “This 20 year-old Israeli combat soldier is also a drag queen,” Jewish Telegraph Agency, June 28, 2019. https://www.jta.org/2019/06/28/culture/this-20-year-old-israeli-combat-soldier-is-also-a-drag-queen Ami Ayalon, “Donald […]

Jewish Request at the End of WWII: Let My People Go [to Palestine]!

Moshe Sharett urges British and US to open Palestine to unimpeded Jewish immigration from
Europe.

Southern Lebanon: The Land of Three Armies

July 12, 2019 will mark the thirteenth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War; August 14 will mark the anniversary of its end under Security Council Resolution 1701; and discussions will be held at the United Nations headquarters regarding a renewal of UNIFIL’s mandate for another year. The bottom line: another war between Israel and Lebanon did not erupt, mainly due to both sides’ desire to avoid it and, to some extent, also due to UNIFIL’s help in preventing escalation resulting from tactical incidents.

General Introduction to the Collection

Edited by Leonard Stein in collaboration with Gedalia Yogev,  London, Oxford University Press, 1968 [Reprinted with express permission from the Weizmann Archives, Rehovot, Israel,  by the Center for Israel Education www.israeled.org.] THE purpose of the work commencing with this volume is to make available, in Hebrew and English, a comprehensive collection, with explanatory notes, of […]