Adolf Eichmann, the senior official responsible for the transportation of an innumerable amount of Jews to the death camps in Poland, was captured by the Mossad in 1960. His trial in Jerusalem, which lasted eight months, became the first time in Israeli history that the atrocities of the death camps were publicly discussed.Read More
War & PeaceWar of Independence
Establishing a new nation and defending itself.Six-Day War
Provoked by an Egyptian military buildup, Israel fights back.Camp David Accords
An examination of the causes and consequences of the Camp David Accords.Oslo Accords
Israel and the Palestinians pursue peace.Disengagement from Gaza
The history and politics of the decision to disengage.
The foremost leader of Political Zionism.Sarah Aaronsohn
An important figure in the resettlement and regeneration of Palestine.David Ben Gurion
The first prime minister of the Jewish state.Abba Eban
The father of Israeli diplomacy.Yitzhak Rabin
A man of war and a man of peace.
Exciting HeadlinesEichmann Trial
Discussion of the Holocaust enters the public realm.Operation Entebbe
The 1976 rescue of the hostages of Air France Flight 139.Ilan Ramon
The first Israeli astronaut.Goldstone Report
A controversial report on the 2008 Gaza War.Birthright
The impact the organization has had on Israeli tourism and Jews in the diaspora.
Contemporary IssuesLaw of Return
An immigration policy to ensure a Jewish majority in the State of Israel.The Territories
An overview of Israel's relationship to the Sinai, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.Relations With Jordan
Israel and Jordan enjoy a lukewarm peace.Israeli-Palestinian Relations
The ongoing struggle and the Middle East peace process.Whose Jerusalem?
A history of Jerusalem since Israel's establishment.