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Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Tommy Lapid expresses opposition to the proposed government budget during a Knesset debate Dec. 1, 2004.

Shinui Party Leaves Government

December 4, 2004 From the Center for Israel Education Led by Israeli television personality Tommy Lapid, Shinui,(change), won fifteen seats in the 2003 Israeli election. It became the third largest party in the Knesset. As a result of their election victory, the secular, liberal party was invited to be a part of Prime Minister Ariel…

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, (Monday, 12 November, 2018) at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, is holding a security consultation with the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff and senior members of the defense establishment and the IDF. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

Rocket Barrage From Gaza Hits Bus And Homes in Southern Israel

On Monday evening in Israel, more than 100 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. One struck a bus traveling near the border with Gaza. The IDF reports that a 19-year-old Israel standing near the bus was seriously injured. According to the IDF, the Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted some missiles, while others…

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Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade advancing on Beersheba where Turkish defenders were.

Beersheba Is Captured by 4th Light Horse Brigade

October 31, 1917 As part of the British campaign of World War I, the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade overtake the Turkish defenders and capture Beersheba (shown advancing on Beersheba in the photo above). By capturing Beersheba, British forces were able to break the Ottoman line near Gaza and advance deep into Palestine. The British…

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Men from the Soviet Union, the United States, Israel, and the PLO stand on the steps of the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference

The Madrid Middle East Peace Conference Convenes

October 30, 1991 The Soviet Union and the United States convene the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference, based upon a two track approach of bi-lateral and multi-lateral talks. All Arab states contiguous to Israel, Palestinians from the territories of the West Bank and Gaza (but not east Jerusalem) and the Gulf Cooperation Council representatives participate…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands in from of President Bill Clinton at the White House after signing the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II).

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement Is Signed

September 28, 1995 The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, sometimes referred to as Oslo II, is signed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat in a ceremony at the White House. The agreement established the Palestinian Authority as an elected, self-governing body to oversee Palestinian interests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Its…

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a row of mailboxes line a road with a lot of fallen leaves on it.

Letters – September 27, 2018

End To Palestinian Aid Is Short-Sighted Thank you for publishing Neri Zilber’s thoughtful commentary, “Why Are Some Israelis Worried About Cuts to Palestinian Aid?” (Sept. 13, 2018). The author presents a very measured, objective analysis of why the Trump administration’s current policy is causing great concern among many Israeli security officials who understand that when…

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September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions during their confrontation the previous December/January. Supporters of Israel took particular offense at the Report’s findings and methodology.

Richard Goldstone Presents UN Report

Center for Israel Education September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions…

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The Klein brothers supplied soldiers with soft drinks and snacks — and big hugs of thanks.

Hugs And More

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Oak Park brothers visit IDF soldiers near Gaza. Brothers Noah Klein, 35, and Yosef Klein, 31, found themselves in Israel for three days in July following a family celebration. Noah decided to visit Israeli soldiers to thank them personally for their service. He hired a driver, who suggested visiting the often-overlooked…

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Iranian flag. Photo from pixabay. Iran is determined

Essay: Iran’s Bad Year

Kobi Erez Iran is determined to be the leader of the Middle East and it’s working hard to earn this title. The Shi’ite regime has been attempting to create a territorial continuity expanding from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s getting closer to realizing that goal. This is especially true after the nuclear deal…

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This Narrow Space

Sandee Brawarsky Special to the Jewish News A cancer doctor’s memoir of his years at Hadassah Medical Center crosses cultural, religious and political divides. One of Elisha Waldman’s patients at Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department is a 9-year old Palestinian girl from a village near Jericho. She has a large tumor on her leg,…

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