israeli history

Contemporary Israeli Film

Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.

Israel in Jewish Thought 101

Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.

Israeli Folk Music

The music and lyrics expressed the dreams of a new nation.

Israeli Music

In many ways, the history of Israeli music reflects the broad struggles of this young country.

The Birth of Israel

The process by which Mandatory Palestine became Israel.

The Balfour Declaration of 1917

A landmark in efforts to secure a Jewish state.

The Six-Day War

Provoked by an Egyptian military buildup, Israel fights back.

The Yishuv’s Response to Hitler and the British

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

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.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel