Jerusalem has been contested territory for centuries. Here's a history of the holy city since Israel's establishment.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.Henrietta Szold
The Hadassah founder was also a scholar and spearheaded the Youth Aliyah of the 1930s.David Ben Gurion
The first prime minister of the Jewish state.Golda Meir
Israel's first and only female prime minister.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.