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The Altalena case was a violent confrontation that took place in June 1948 by the newly created Israel Defense Forces (leadered by David Ben-Gurion) against the Irgun (leadered by Menachem Begin) a Jewish paramilitary group.
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.
Alexander Zaid was born in Siberia, state of the Russian Empire in 1886. In 1904 he moved to Palestine, as one of the first pioneers of the Second Aliyah to reach Eretz Israel.
The Exodus 1947 left Sète, France in the morning of July 11, 1947. It was carrying 4,515 passengers including 1,600 men, 1,282 women, and 1,672 children and teenagers.
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.”
08/10/2019 7:00 PM - 08/11/2019 7:00 PM
A day of fasting in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar
08/15/2019 - 08/16/2019
Today in Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love, Hag HaAhava (חג האהבה), similar to Valentine's Day.
Ariel Sharon, then Prime Minister of Israel, presented a plan to disengage all Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip. By a vote of 59 to 40 with 5 abstentions, the Knesset “finalized and approved”. Evacuation from Gaza began on 15 August, 2005.
Born August 16, 1913
In Basil Switzerland, Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress which established the World Zionist Organization.
During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and murdered by the Black September terrorist organization.
09/29/2019 - 10/01/2019
The Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days.
10/08/2019 - 10/09/2019
The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.
10/13/2019 - 10/20/2019
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.
Born October 16, 1886
10/20/2019 - 10/22/2019
The last night of Sukkot brings the beginning of the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
10/21/2019 - 10/22/2019
Is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.
Born October 21, 1949
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.
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!
November 3, 1878
On November 4, 1995, during a peace rally in Tel-Aviv, a gentleman came out from the crowd, shooting Rabin twice at close range. He was later pronounced dead at Tel-Aviv Hospital.
On the night of November 9, 1938, violence against Jews broke out across the Reich.
November 18, 1984
1947 --The United Nations votes to establish a Jewish State and an Arab State in Palestine, the area of the former British Mandate.
12/22/2019 - 12/30/2019 (All day)
As we light the candles all over the world and proclaim, Nes Gadol Haya Sham/Poh - A Great Miracle Happened There/Here, we are proud to help inspire your Israel Connection as we keep the light of Israel burning for generations to come.
At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal (son of Sharif Hussein of Mecca in the name of the Arab State of Hejaz) and Chaim Weizmann (Zionist diplomat and leader in the name of the Zionist Organization) sign the Faisal-Weizmann agreement.
Wish Happy Birthday to the driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language by learning a few new Hebrew words today!
On the 10th of Tevet 425 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. This ultimately led to the destruction of Jerusalem, the Temple, and exile to Babylon. Tevet 10 is a day of fasting, mourning, and repentance.
Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew.
The flag of Israel was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It depicts a blue Star of David (Magen David, מָגֵן דָּוִד) on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes.
Martin Luther King Jr also fought against antisemitism and the right of Israel to be recognized as a Jewish State.
On January 23, 1950, Jerusalem eternal and sacred capital of Israel, was declared capital of the modern State by the Knesset (60-2 votes).
During the establishment of the state of Israel in May 1948, Israel's national institutions were established, which ruled the new state.
In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed Resolution, which designated January 27 – the date the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp was liberated – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Colonel Ilan Ramon was an Israeli Air Force combat pilot and the first Israeli astronaut to take part in a space mission, the fatal Space Shuttle Columbia mission launched on January 16, 2003.
The Technion is the oldest and premier institute of science and technology in Israel. With 18 different careers, the Institute of Technology has been an active and leading participant in Israel’s establishment and development since 1925.
02/10/2020 (All day)
Planting trees and flowers for Tu B’Shevat is an age-old Israeli pastime that is now celebrated all over the world. Now you can take part in this special tradition by PLANTING ISRAEL AT HOME!
February 14, 1949. Originally named the ‘Constituent Assembly’, soon changed to Knesset.
Chaim Azriel Weizmann z"l (November 27, 1874-November 9, 1952) was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel.
Moses Montefiore traveled to Palestine seven times when the journeys were difficult and dangerous.
Tziporah Becker z"l was one of the founders of Hashomer, a Jewish defense organization to safeguard the Jewish agricultural settlements in Palestine.
Around the year 2000, it was decided that Yom HaMishpacha would be celebrated on the 30th of Shevat.
Ariel Sharon z"l (February 26, 1928 - January 11, 2014) was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006.
03/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
The day of deliverance, Purim is a time for feasting and rejoicing. Find the Israeli Purim celebration closest to you and join in the Purim street parties with a carnival-like atmosphere!