Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

A day after surgery on a broken hip, Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in a wheelchair for the Knesset vote on annexing the Golan Heights on Dec. 14, 1981.

Knesset Votes in Favor of Golan Heights Law

December 14, 1981 From the Center for Israel Education In a quickly organized and somewhat surprising move, the Knesset votes to annex the Golan Heights by a vote of 63-21.  Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who had been discharged from the hospital the day before following surgery to repair a broken hip, was brought to the…

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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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US Air Force. AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) airplane

Ronald Reagan Arms Saudi Arabia

October 1, 1981 President Ronald Reagan announces a plan to sell planes to Saudi Arabia. The planned sale included both F-15 fighters and AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). AWACS were air platforms capable of directly tracking multiple aircraft from a great distance simultaneously. Israel was adamantly opposed to the sale. President Reagan held a…

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nuclear deal

What Will Pulling Out Of The Iran Deal Do For Israel?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. The U.S. just pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will this be good or bad…

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Two Views On Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

There are two ways to view the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a six-party agreement of the five permanent U.N. Security Council powers and Iran, on preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons for at least 10 years.  The agreement itself was termed “interim” when negotiated in…

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