Israel History

Operation Entebbe

The rescue of the hostages of Air France Flight 139.

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Ancient traditions in a new Jewish state.

The Balfour Declaration Full Text

Britain declares its support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.

Albert Einstein

The genius physicist's Jewish activism, while less famous than his theory of relativity, was significant.

History of Israel: 1980-2000

Israeli-Palestinian relations dominate the headlines.

Israel, 1948-1967

Building a new nation.

The Eichmann Trial

With the capture of a Nazi officer, discussion about the Holocaust entered the public realm.

What Happened at the ’72 Munich Olympics

A coordinated Palestinian terrorist attack and hostage situation in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky

Zionist leader and founder of the Zionist Revisionist movement.

Shimon Peres

Longtime leader of Israel's Labor Party.

Ariel Sharon

From military hawk to political pragmatist