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07/02/2017

Annual Panel Discussion: The Balfour Declaration – 100 Years On

Following on from last years ‘Israel and the War of Words’ debate, this years will be no less exciting - and entertaining - as we celebrate the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

07/04/2017

Operation Entebbe (1976)

On July 4th, 1976, Operation Entebbe a hostage-rescue mission, was carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

07/11/2017

Exodus (1947)

Exodus 1947 was a ship that carried Jewish emigrants from France to British Mandatory Palestine on July 11, 1947. Most of the emigrants were Holocaust survivors who had no legal immigration certificates for Palestine.

07/24/2017

Anniversary of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine as a Jewish State (1922)

On July 24, 1922, the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, officially recognized the “historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine,” and agreed to the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

08/02/2017

Shimon Peres Birthday (1923)

Born August 2, 1923

08/06/2017

Tu B'Av - טו באב

Tu B'Av, the 15th Day of Av was celebrated in the time of the Second Temple period (before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.) marking the beginning of the grape harvest.

08/16/2017

Menachem Begin's birthday (1913)

Born August 16, 1913

08/31/2017

Tish'a B'Av - תשעה באב

A day of fasting in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar

08/31/2017

First Zionist Congress (1897)

In Basil Switzerland, Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress which established the World Zionist Organization.

09/20/2017

Rosh HaShanah - ראש השנה

The Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days.

09/29/2017

Erev Yom Kippur - ערב יום כפור

The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.

09/30/2017

Yom Kippur - יום כפור

The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.

10/04/2017

Sukkot - סוכות

A biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

10/11/2017

Shemini Atzeret - שמיני עצרת

The last night of Sukkot brings the beginning of the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

10/12/2017

Simchat Torah - שמחת תורה

Is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.

10/16/2017

Ben Gurion's birthday (1886)

Born October 16, 1886

10/21/2017

Netanyahu's birthday (1949)

Born October 21, 1949

10/27/2017

Yom HaAliyah / יום העלייה

Israeli national holiday celebrated annually to acknowledge Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish state, as a core value of the State of Israel, and honor the ongoing contributions of Olim to Israeli society.

10/28/2017

Official Adoption of Flag of Israel (1948)

66 years ago today, Israel adopted the blue and white star of David flag as the official flag of Israel. Since then, the flag has been a symbol of liberation and human rights for Jews around the world.

11/02/2017

Balfour Day

A call for celebration! On November 2, 1917, the Jewish people received public validation of our ancient hope and another step towards building a state of our own!

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