Israel History

 
  • Mount Zion Tunnel

    Mount Zion Tunnel

    Mount Zion was conquered by Israel’s Harel Brigade on 18 May 1948, and became the only part of Jerusalem’s Old City to stay in Israeli hands until the armistice. The force on Mount Zion served […]

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  • The Cochin Jews – Israel’s Oldest Indian Community

    The Cochin Jews – Israel’s Oldest Indian Community

    When the State of Israel was declared by David Ben Gurion on 14 May 1948, the Jewish community of Cochin, in southwestern India, were ready to immigrate. “Their whole purpose was to immigrate to Israel […]

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  • More Discoveries Under Jerusalem’s Old City

    More Discoveries Under Jerusalem’s Old City

    Excavating under Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists have discovered what they think may have been a 2000-year-old city council building.1 Director of the excavation Dr Shlomit Weksler-Bdolach described the structure as one of the […]

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  • The Ransom of the Romanian Jews

    The Ransom of the Romanian Jews

    In one of many remarkable stories of Jewish emigration to Palestine following World War II, Jewish members of British Intelligence worked with the Romanian authorities to bring Jews to Palestine and later to the new […]

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