Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Michigan State capital in Lansing, Michigan showing the capital building on a cloudy day

JN Editorial: Tlaib Seeking Global Spotlight to the Detriment of her District

Michigan’s 13th Congressional District is one of America’s most impoverished. Anchored by large swaths of the city of Detroit, it reflects the massive challenges faced by many of the approximately 700,000 people who reside within its boundaries. Inferior public and charter schools. Crumbling infrastructure. High unemployment and low wages. Dirty air and water. Neglected and…

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1950 poster proclaiming that the immigrant worker’s place is in the Histadrut.

Histadrut Is Founded

December 12, 1920 From the Center for Israel Education The General Federation of Jewish Labor, or the Histadrut, is founded in Haifa to serve as a neutral, independent trade union to represent all Jewish workers in Palestine. The Histadrut sought to represent both urban and rural workers, although in the early years, men and women…

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A card with a star of David in the top middle and some words from the Zinoisten Congress in Basel. Also includes a picture of the wailing wall and a Jewish farmer.

Leo Motzkin Is Born

December 6, 1867 From the Center for Israel Education Leo Motzkin was born in present-day Brovary, Ukraine in 1867 and was raised in a traditional Jewish household. Motzkin became interested in the Zionist cause after witnessing the 1881 pogrom in Kiev. He joined the Russian-Jewish Academic Society at his university in Berlin, which consisted of…

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The Great Synagogue of Aleppo is in ruins after a mob broke in Nov. 30, 1947, and destroyed Torah scrolls and badly damaged the thousand-year-old Aleppo Codex.

Violence Against Jews in Arab Cities

November 30, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education Following the United Nations vote for the Partition of Palestine on the previous day, violence ensues between Jews and Arabs in the British Mandate of Palestine. The first phase of Israel’s War of Independence had begun. In addition to Arab attacks on Jewish property and fighting…

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People in front of the Mugrabi Cinema in Tel Aviv celebrate the U.N. partition vote Nov. 29, 1947.

United Nations Approves Partition Plan

November 29, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 181 by a vote of 33-13 with 10 abstentions. The Resolution recommended the creation of separate Arab and Jewish states in Palestine, linked by an economic union. This vote to partition Palestine gave the pioneers of the Zionist nation…

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close up on a man's hands writing letters with a pen and paper

Letters – November 29, 2018

Democratic House Not Good for Israel Regarding the commentary by Michael Koplow, “What Does A Democratic House Mean For Israel?” (Nov. 15, page 6), how shall I put this diplomatically? His answer was like putting lipstick and a dress on a pig. Please do not insult our intelligence. The vitriol spewing forth from the Democrats…

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A map from March 31, 1945, shows Jewish-owned areas in red, while more than half the remaining

Land Transfer Report Issued

November 28, 1945 The Land Transfer Committee Report reveals that Arabs in Palestine willingly continued to sell land to Zionists in the early 1940s despite the British legal prohibition for doing so. Palestinian Arabs provide all the evidence that legal circumvention of the law was regular, covert, continuous, and sophisticated. As part of the 1939…

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The Central Relief Committee and the American Jewish Relief Committee agree to combine their efforts Nov. 27, 1914.

The JDC Is Founded

November 27, 1914 The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is founded with the merger of the Central Relief Committee and the American Jewish Relief Committee. Following an urgent plea for funds to support the Jewish community in Palestine in August, American Jewish leaders, led by Louis Marshall and Jacob Schiff had quickly raised $50,000 and…

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Residents of Kfar Ruppin strengthen the village wall with stones.

Kfar Ruppin Is Founded

November 25, 1938 The Kibbutz Kfar (Village), Ruppin, is founded. It was established in the framework of the “Tower and Stockade” movement in Zionism, which took place primarily between 1936-1939, just prior to the initial British restrictions being placed on Jewish settlement. Kfar Ruppin and other “Tower and Stockade” settlements built during this time were…

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1936-1939 Arab Revolt

British Politicians Hold Debate on Future of Palestine

November 24, 1938 In the midst of the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt (shown in the photo above), a debate on future British policy in Palestine is held in the House of Commons. Malcolm MacDonald, the British Colonial Secretary, opened the proceedings with an overview of the current situation of unrest in Palestine. In his remarks, MacDonald…

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