Zionism

Zionism

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel

Israel History

Theodor Herzl

The foremost leader of Political Zionism was inspired by the Dreyfus Affair.

Modern Israel

How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem

The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.

Modern Israeli History: A Timeline

Key moments in the Jewish state's history.

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.

Jewish Immigration to Pre-State Israel

The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from 1881-1939.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew

The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.

Israel’s War of Independence

Establishing a new nation and defending It

Israel in Jewish Thought 101

Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.

Israeli History Quiz

How much do you know about the history of Zionism and the Jewish state?

David Ben-Gurion

The first prime minister of the Jewish state.

Golda Meir

Born in Russia and raised in America, she became Israel's first and only female prime minister.

The Kibbutz Movement

The proud and turbulent history of Israel's experiment in communal living.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky

Zionist leader and founder of the Zionist Revisionist movement.

Modern Israel at a Glance

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.