Israel History

The Mass Migration to Israel of the 1950s

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Europe and the Arab lands seek a new home in the Jewish state.

The Yishuv’s Response to Hitler and the British

How the Jews in Palestine responded to Nazi anti-Semitism and genocide, 1929-1945.

Who Are Mizrahi Jews?

Though often confused with Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews have a separate Middle Eastern heritage.

Ruth Gruber

A life dedicated to rescue.

A.D. Gordon: The Religion of Labor

A Zionist thinker who advocated a return to nature.

Who Was Henrietta Szold?

The Hadassah founder was an educator, humanitarian and Zionist.

The Israel Defense Forces

Service is compulsory for most Jewish Israelis.

The Second Intifada Begins

In September 2000, a new wave of violence erupted.

Meir Kahane

The founder of the Jewish Defense League pushed the boundaries between spiritual leader, politician, and terrorist.

Mickey Marcus: Israel’s American General

After a distinguished career in military and public service to the United States, Marcus helped Israel win its War of Independence.

Jerusalem Contested

The Holy City changed hands many times before the War of Independence.