Israel History

Yom Kippur War

A surprise attack on a holy day in 1973.

The Birth of Israel

The process by which Mandatory Palestine became Israel.

The Palestine Liberation Organization

Yasser Arafat and the PLO from 1964 until the 1993 Oslo Accords.

The Religious Kibbutz

A unique blend of nationalism, socialism, and religion.

Brit Shalom: A Covenant of Peace

A little-known Zionist group that struggled for a peaceful solution to the Arab Question.

Eli Cohen

Israel's most famous and successful spy.

Ilan Ramon

The first Israeli astronaut.

The Israeli Flag

Blue and white, and a symbol of the Jewish state.

Israel Before the State

Jews in the Land of Israel from the destruction of the Temple through the Ottoman Empire.

Understanding the Gaza Disengagement

The history and politics of the decision to disengage

The Territories After the Six-Day War

An overview of Israel's relationship to the Sinai, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.

The Camp David Accords

An examination of the causes and consequences of the Camp David Accords.