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Israeli Gen. Aharon Yariv arrives for the signing of the Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement on Nov. 11, 1973.

Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement Is Signed

November 11, 1973 After twelve days of negotiation at the end of the 1973 Yom Kippur (October War), Egyptian General Mohamed el-Gamasy and Israeli General Aharon Yariv completed the first direct negotiations between the two countries since Israel’s establishment in 1948. The Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement focused on the maintenance of a cease-fire between Israeli and…

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the first Egyptian-Israeli Military Talks between Israeli and Egyptian Generals at the end of the October War. Soldiers and other men sit beneath a canopy at cloth-covered tables.

Egyptian-Israeli Military Talks Begin at Kilometer 101

October 29, 1973 At the end of the October War, after several miscommunications, the first Egyptian-Israeli Military Talks between Israeli and Egyptian Generals takes place at 1 a.m. in Israeli-controlled territory 101 kilometers from Cairo. On a cold evening at a wooden table under a camouflage canopy strung out over several tanks. Egyptian General el-Gemasy…

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Menachem Begin delivering his acceptance speech on December 10, 1978

Begin and Sadat Win the Nobel Peace Prize

October 27, 1978 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin are jointly awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in bringing about peace between Israel and Egypt. The award would be presented in a ceremony on December 10, 1978. The announcement of the award came a little over a month…

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INS Haganah

Operation Yoav Takes Place

October 19, 1948 During the fourth day of Operation Yoav, the fledgling Israeli Navy engages in its first major battle of the coast of Ashkelon. Beginning on October 15, when the Egyptians violated the truce period by firing on an Israeli supply convoy, Israel went on the offensive against them in the south to open…

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Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan Passes Away

October 16, 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel’s iconic military and political leader passes away from a heart attack at the age of 66 in a Tel Aviv hospital. Dayan was born in 1915 and raised in Nahalal. During the Arab Riots of 1936-1939, Dayan joined the special Jewish police forces as well as the night squads…

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Sarah Aaronsohn

Sarah Aaronsohn Dies

October 9, 1917 Sarah Aaronsohn dies four days after shooting herself in an effort to avoid further torture and interrogation from the Turkish authorities. Aaronsohn was born in 1890 in Zichron Yaakov. In 1914 she married and moved with her husband to Constantinople. Her marriage would end after one year and in 1915, Sarah returned…

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Achille Lauro cruise ship arrives at Port Said to waiting soldiers after being hijacked by members of the Palestinian Liberation Front.

Achille Lauro Is Hijacked

October 7, 1985 The cruise ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by members of the Palestinian Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt. The ship had departed from Genoa, Italy on October 3rd for an 11 day cruise with stops in Naples, Alexandria, Port Said and Ashdod, Israel with 748 passengers on board. The hijackers originally intended…

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Saladin and army

Saladin Captures Jerusalem

October 2, 1187 Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Following a siege of Jerusalem that began on September 20, the city falls to Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin had seized control in Syria in 1174 following the death of its ruler Nur al-Din and began to pose…

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Poster for The Band's Visit - A New Musical with a band playing in the desert sand.

Why Tony-Winning Musical The Band’s Visit Is Just That Important

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge I first became interested in Broadway musicals when I saw Wicked in 2011. I never would have imagined that one day, the Best Musical winner at the Tony Awards would be a musical based on an Israeli movie. In 2018, this became a reality with The Band’s Visit, based on…

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Camp David Accords

Israel and Egypt Sign Camp David Accords

Center for Israel Education September 17, 1978 Camp David Accords are signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minster Menachem Begin under the mediation of President Jimmy Carter. The Accords are made up of two parts: an agreement about the future of Egyptian-Israeli relations, which culminated in the March 1979 Peace Treaty between…

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