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Finance Minister Levi Eshkol opens the valve to send water into Jerusalem’s new reservoir Nov. 18, 1958.

Jerusalem’s New Reservoir Is Opened

November 18, 1958 The culmination of a two and a half year project is completed with the opening of a new water reservoir for Jerusalem at Bayit Vegan.  The project began in 1955 as both a means to prevent a repeat of the water shortage caused during the siege of the city during the 1948…

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Leah Gottlieb works with a swimsuit model in the Gottex factory in 1980.

Leah Gottlieb Passes Away

November 17, 2012 Israeli businesswoman and fashion pioneer Leah Gottlieb passes away at the age of 94 in her Tel-Aviv home.  Gottlieb, known as the “queen of Israeli fashion” was the chief designer and co-founder together with her husband Armin of Gottex, a company known all over the world for its swimsuit designs. Gottlieb was…

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British soldiers arrest the passengers of the aliyah ship Kadima in Haifa to send them to Cyprus on Nov. 16, 1947.

Kadima Arrives in Haifa

November 16, 1947 The aliyah-bet (illegal immigration) ship Kadima (sometimes called the Kedma) arrives in Haifa under British escort and all of its passengers are arrested and sent to detention camps in Cyprus. On November 5, 1947, the Kadima left from the island of Palestrina just south of Venice with nearly 800 Jewish refugees, mostly from Poland and Hungary, hoping to…

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El Al Archives photo A military DC-4 is repainted as the first El Al commercial aircraft to transport Chaim Weizmann from Geneva, where he had an eye operation, to Israel in September 1948.

El Al Is Founded

November 15, 1948 El Al, Israel’s national airline is officially founded and legally incorporated. On September 29, 1948, Chaim Weizmann was abroad in Geneva, where he had undergone an eye operation. Due to an embargo placed on Israel and other combatants in the 1948 War, Israel was not able to use a military plane to…

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RAV ALUF MOSHE DAYAN HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE SINAI CAMPAIGN. SEATED, SGAN ALUF MOSHE PERLMAN.

Knesset Debates Israeli Withdrawal from Sinai

November 14, 1956 The Knesset debates Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s announcement that Israeli troops would withdraw from Sinai following the 1956 Suez War. A week earlier, Ben-Gurion announced on Israeli radio that that Israel would withdraw its troops from the Sinai following the 1956 Suez War. The brief war had been a collusively planned operation…

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Reuven Rubin paints a portrait of his son in 1951.

Artist Reuven Rubin Is Born

November 13, 1893 Reuven Rubin, one of Israel’s most acclaimed painters is born in Galatz, Romania. Rubin (born Rubin Zelicovici), whose family was both very poor and very religious (his father was the leader of the local congregation), was enchanted by the stories of the Land of Israel he would hear from visiting emissaries who…

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Leah Rabin and Yitzhak Rabin smile at each other in 1948.

Leah Rabin Passes Away

November 12, 2000 Leah Rabin, peace advocate and widow of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, passes away at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah after a battle with cancer. Rabin was 72 and had suffered a mild heart attack days before her passing. Rabin’s death came a week after the country marked the fifth…

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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 United States rises to declare before the General Assembly of the United Nations and before the world that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, tells the U.N. General Assembly after its passage of Resolution 3379 on Nov. 10, 1975. “The lie is that Zionism is a form of racism. The overwhelmingly clear truth is that it is not.”

UN Resolution 3379 Is Passed

November 10, 1975 The United Nations passes UN Resolution 3379 which defines Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination by a vote of 72 in favor, 35 against and 32 abstentions. The Soviet Union had originated the idea of equating Zionism with racism during the 1960’s during the debate in the UN leading…

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Chaim Weizmann, shown in 1949, played an important role in obtaining the Balfour Declaration and became Israel’s first president.

Chaim Weizmann Dies

November 9, 1952 Chaim Weizmann, a leader of the Zionist movement and the first President of the State of Israel, passed away at his home in Rehovot after a year-long illness. Among his myriad of contributions to the creation of the State of Israel was his role in obtaining British consent for the 1917 Balfour…

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