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Posts Tagged: Israel War of Independence

December 1, 2020 12:38 pm
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Israeli War of Independence Pilot Returns to Sky to Celebrate 100th Birthday

A former pilot who served in Israel's War of Independence recently returned to the cockpit of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) plane and took flight...

September 29, 2020 5:31 am
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The Yom Kippur War: Much More Than an Intelligence Failure

From the very beginning of the Yom Kippur War, an exaggerated emphasis on the intelligence failure served the IDF senior command. It made it possible...

July 24, 2020 9:54 am
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Head of PA’s Mission to UK Lies and Distorts 1948 History

Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK, published a piece in The Times (“Despite Israel’s efforts, Palestinians are going nowhere,” July 22)...

May 14, 2020 6:54 am
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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new...

April 8, 2019 8:50 am
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Lessons from the Failed ‘Gaza Initiative’ of 1949

Seventy years ago, while the Arab-Israeli Lausanne peace talks were deadlocked, a pioneering and creative diplomatic initiative was aired to deal with the fate of...

January 6, 2016 11:24 am
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Inspired by Grandparents’ Holocaust Survival, Japanese Man Enlists in IDF

JNS.org - 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
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Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

JNS.org - 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
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American Jewish Pilot Lou Lenart, Savior of Tel Aviv in 1948 War, Dies at 94

JNS.org - 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
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Student Exposes Dutch Textbook’s Distortion of Israeli History

JNS.org - 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
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An American Trapped in the 1948 Siege of Jerusalem

JNS.org - "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
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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
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As the Nakba Comes to Washington, a Wasted Opportunity

JNS.org - 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
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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
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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,...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

World

‘Intense’ Iran Nuclear Talks Resume as Germany Calls for Rapid ...

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday as the...

Israel

Israeli Guard Shoots Dead a Knife-Wielding Palestinian Woman, Police Say

An Israeli security guard shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the West Bank on Saturday, police said. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials about...

Middle East

Iran’s Ex-Parliament Speaker Demands Explanation for Vote Disqualific...

The former speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani demanded on Saturday an explanation from an election watchdog on why...

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