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Posts Tagged: Israel War of Independence

January 6, 2016 11:24 am

Inspired by Grandparents’ Holocaust Survival, Japanese Man Enlists in IDF - Daniel Tomohiro is not the typical Israeli soldier. His Hungarian grandparents survived the Holocaust, made aliyah, and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, but...

August 25, 2015 1:33 pm

Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage - A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s...

July 21, 2015 1:23 pm

American Jewish Pilot Lou Lenart, Savior of Tel Aviv in 1948 War, Dies at 94 - Lou Lenart, a U.S. Marine Corps pilot during World War II who later helped thwart an Egyptian advance on Tel Aviv in Israel’s 1948...

May 27, 2015 9:27 am

Student Exposes Dutch Textbook’s Distortion of Israeli History - An official high school history book in Holland claims that during Israel's 1948 War of Independence, "Jewish militias committed murder in Arab villages....

May 11, 2015 2:26 pm

An American Trapped in the 1948 Siege of Jerusalem - "We are so used to bombs and the sound of firing guns that we don't get upset anymore." In choosing those words, Florence...

May 8, 2015 10:26 am

From Baghdad to Israel: Actor Aryeh Elias, Passes Away at Age 94

Israeli film legend Aryeh Elias passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday, May 7. The veteran stage, television, and movie actor, who was...

May 8, 2015 10:03 am

As the Nakba Comes to Washington, a Wasted Opportunity - For two weeks in June, Washington, DC will play host to a group of pro-Palestinian activists who have assembled an exhibit about...

September 16, 2014 11:04 am

Ex-Mossad Chief Yitzhak Hofi Dies Aged 87

Associated Press - Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country's daring 1976 commando rescue raid...

May 5, 2014 9:47 am

The Holocaust Survivors Who Fell in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence

A special monument is located at the end of the trail that connects Israel's Yad Vashem, the official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust,...

June 11, 2013 12:23 am

The Economist Keeps Making Up Facts to Demonize Israel

Here is the beginning of a new Economist article: BLESSED are the meek. While Israel's 1.4m Muslim citizens vociferously champ for the right to return to the...

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...

May 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Israel: Triumph of Resilience

Israel, having attained its 65th anniversary, resists easy definition.  Sixty-five years ago, on May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion, its first prime minister, declared...

May 19, 2013 4:27 am

Naqba — Commemorating a Self-Inflicted Tragedy

Today, Palestinians and their supporters, as they have done increasingly over the years, mark what they call the naqba (Arabic for catastrophe). It was on...

April 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Avigdor Lieberman: Israeli Arabs Who Mourn Israel Founding Should be PA Citizens

Jerusalem Post - Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday harshly criticized Israeli Arabs who mourned the founding of Israel on Independence...


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...