Israel History

The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947

The details of this ill-fated effort to create a two-state solution for Jews and Palestinians.

Hava Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip

The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.

Who Was Yitzhak Rabin?

The Israeli prime minister was assassinated on Nov. 4, 1995.

A Zionist Hanukkah

Modern Hebrew culture made of Hanukkah a celebration of the new, self-reliant Jew.

The Six-Day War

Provoked by an Egyptian military buildup, Israel fights back.

The History of Israel’s Most Famous Chocolate

Watch the fascinating story of Elite, Israel's answer to Hershey's.

Land of Israel Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish ties to the land of "milk and honey."

Russians in Israel

Aliyah from the Former Soviet Union since 1989.

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

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

The Kibbutz Movement

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

Hannah Senesh

How this Hungarian Jew became a national heroine of Israel.

Russian Immigrant Women in Israel

Challenges encountered by these women in their new society.