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Posts Tagged: British Mandate

September 20, 2017 10:41 am

Nearing Centennial, Lord Balfour Descendant Shows Pride in Family Support for Jewish Homeland - In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem last week to discuss the past, present and...

August 19, 2016 2:09 am

Shabbat Nachamu in Jerusalem, 1920

The Haftorah read on Shabbat Nachamu, which follows Tisha B’Av, expresses the message of comfort conveyed by the prophet Isaiah to a bereaved nation soon...

August 5, 2016 2:53 pm

UK Government Report on Involvement With Israel’s Alleged Nuclear Arsenal Mysteriously Missing From National Archives

Official documents relating to the British government’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal have mysteriously gone missing, the BBC reported on Wednesday. According to the...

August 5, 2016 2:04 am

Jewish Historian Renounces Zionism, But at Least She’s Honest - American Jewish historian Hasia Diner is facing widespread criticism over her public renunciation of Israel and Zionism. I say: Thanks, Hasia, for your honesty. Diner is...

April 14, 2016 6:27 am

Remembering the 1920 Passover Pogrom in Israel

On November 2, 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration, which supported the idea of Jewish statehood in "Palestine." Just two years later, local British administrators challenged that...

March 4, 2016 4:56 am

Purity of Arms: the Ethical Guide for the Israel Defense Forces - Current and vituperative disputes in Israel over whether or not the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is temperate enough in its response to Palestinian attacks...

December 8, 2014 9:02 am

A Debate on Illegal Immigration – Into British Mandatory Palestine - The national debate on immigration is very much on the minds of some American Jewish leaders and organizations, and the same was...

April 20, 2014 10:11 am

Guardian Blames 1929 Arab Massacre of Jews on ‘Zionist Provocations’

During my youth in Poland, I asked a group of Poles why they felt a need to beat up Jews, and they responded that the...

February 25, 2014 12:31 pm

Israel’s Navy is the Mediterranean’s Life-Line

Israel's Navy is the IDF's smallest branch and the least known. But the Israeli Navy actually predates the establishment of the State, existing as the...

October 27, 2013 2:43 pm

Nearly 100 Years Later, Still Bickering Over Balfour

Last year, on the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the former Palestinian minister, Nabil Shaath, wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph attacking Britain...

May 31, 2013 2:15 pm

Mass Graves in Jaffa – but Who Killed Them?

Over the past couple of days the Arab media have been reporting on the discovery of mass graves of Arabs in Jaffa. The Al Aqsa Foundation...

April 15, 2013 1:39 pm

Balfour Declaration Returns to Israel for New Exhibit

The historic Balfour Declaration will, for the first time, leave Britain and be presented to the Israeli public, Israel Hayom reported. Lord Arthur James Balfour's declaration,...

March 7, 2013 1:29 am

A New Spin on ‘Exodus’

When most people think of the refugee ship "Exodus," the Paul Newman movie and Leon Uris novel on which it was based come to mind....

January 18, 2013 3:47 am

Online archaeological Archives Include Architectural Plan for Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The archaeological archive of Israel, administered by the Israel Antiquities Authority, has digitized and uploaded all of Israel's archaeological archives to the Internet,...


Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation - Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of...

Hamas’ Promise to End Terror Is Seen as ‘Highly Unlikely’ - Under the new unity deal brokered last week between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas...


Israeli Reps Exit Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly After Muslim Harassmen... - In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli...

Middle East

Kurds Flee Homes in Northern Iraq as Iraqi Forces Take Control

Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from...