Though he died decades before the State of Israel's establishment, he is considered the country's founding father.
How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem
The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.
Modern Israel at a Glance
An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.
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 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?
Born in Ukraine 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.
The Balfour Declaration Full Text
Britain declares its support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.