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Posts Tagged ‘1948’

A roadside landmark in the Golan Heights. Photo credit: Dmitriy Feldman Svarshik

Essay: Heightened Defense

Israeli control of the Golan yields a broader benefit. It’s a ridge for the ages, a bulwark against Islamist tyranny from the north and a vista providing sweeping views of upper Israel. Arguably, the existence of Israel, America’s staunchest Middle East friend, hinges in part on Israeli control of the Golan Heights. The highlands are…

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Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence, Israel’s innovational advances and growing prominence on the global stage show the world that the Jewish people are no longer “the perfect victim but instead have created an imperfect sovereign…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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A 9-year-old Rachel on April 21,1948, at what later became known as Gan Ha’atzmaut — Independence Park

A Moment In History For The State of Israel

[similar id=45408 type=all] It was the evening of the 29th of November 1947. I was then an 8-year-old child who was aware that something very important was about to happen. Only in the coming years did I realize the full significance of the event. Almost all the neighbors in the house on 97 Herzl St.,…

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After graduate school, Beverly Kent went off to discover Israel, which was born the same year as she was.

Israel@70: Ties That Bind

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] A Detroiter born in 1948 charts her close relationship with Israel’s growth. I was a post-World War II baby, born in 1948. This spring, I celebrated my 70th birthday; so did the State of Israel. As I was growing up in Northwest Detroit, my mother, Jennie Levin Kent, made sure our joint destiny…

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Detroit Jewish News May 21, 1948. After Israel's Independence

Israel’s Independence – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

There is really only one topic for my column this week, isn’t there? I would be remiss if I did not look back into the William Davidson Archives to see just what was happening in Detroit after David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Israel’s Independence on May 14, 1948, thereby establishing the modern state of…

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Silhouette of Israel IDF soldier saluting to Israel flag. Israel Defense Forces

IDF Soldiers Among Us

[similar id=45408 type=all] Long before Israel became a state, Detroiters supported and worked for the dream of creating a Jewish homeland. And many among us have put themselves on the line as members of the Israel Defense Forces to protect and preserve the Jewish state. These former and current IDF members are Israelis now living…

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1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. 1 of the books about the 1948 War of Independence.

Israel@70 – 1948 War of Independence

Two books give insight. [similar id=45408 type=all] May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel and many commemorations and celebrations have taken place in Israel and around the world. Indeed, there is a lot to celebrate, but it is good to remember that Israel was only secured after…

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Israel, camel

70 Years Of Miracles

Like some of the past celebrations of Israel’s Independence Day, the fuss being made about Israel’s 70th birthday this year hasn’t penetrated too far into the American Jewish consciousness. While those Jewish activists who are already interested in Israel-oriented events are doing their best to acknowledge the passage of seven decades since 1948, for millions…

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