Posts Tagged ‘Six Day War’

Shmuel Katz headshot with a man in a suit and glasses.

Shmuel Katz Is Born

December 9, 1914 From the Center for Israel Education Shmuel Katz, a leader of Revisionist Zionism and a founder of the Herut Party in Israel is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a young man in South Africa, Katz attended a speech by Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the leader of Revisionist Zionism and was greatly moved by…

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The U.N. Security Council votes in favor of Resolution 242 on Nov. 22, 1967.

United Nations Adopts Resolution 242

November 22, 1967 In the wake of the June 1967 Six Day War, United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 242. The Resolution became the context and framework for subsequent official Arab-Israeli negotiations. The central concept in the Resolution was an Israeli exchange of land won in the 1967 War – the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan…

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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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Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin Is Assassinated

November 4, 1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who played a prominent role in virtually all of Israel’s history, is assassinated at a peace rally held in Tel Aviv. Rabin was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and from 1992 until his assassination. Born in Palestine, serving in the…

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Levi Eshkol

Levi Eshkol Is Born in Ukraine

October 25, 1895 Levi Eshkol, is born as Levi Shkolnik near Kiev, Ukraine in 1895 into a Hasidic family. When he was denied admission into a local high school because of restrictions on Jewish students, he went to Vilna and attended the Hebrew Gymnasium, becoming involved in Zionist youth groups. In 1914, he made aliyah…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (left) receiving Foreign Minister Boris Pankin in Jerusalem on October 18, 1991.

Israel and the Soviet Union Resume Diplomatic Relations

October 18, 1991 Israel and the Soviet Union resume diplomatic relations. The Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries had broken off diplomatic relations with Israel in June 1967, as a result of the Six Day War. The Soviet Union had voted to create a Jewish state by endorsing the 1947 partition plan, and was…

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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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Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz

Service To Israel

Rabbi Yoskowitz’s U.S. Army chaplaincy work honored at Ammunition Hill. Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz Friday, June 15, 2018, is a day I will long remember. It was a hot, sunny day with a cloudless blue sky as only the Jerusalem sky can be in June. On that Friday morning, I stood next to my wife,…

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A roadside landmark in the Golan Heights. Photo credit: Dmitriy Feldman Svarshik

Essay: Heightened Defense

Israeli control of the Golan yields a broader benefit. It’s a ridge for the ages, a bulwark against Islamist tyranny from the north and a vista providing sweeping views of upper Israel. Arguably, the existence of Israel, America’s staunchest Middle East friend, hinges in part on Israeli control of the Golan Heights. The highlands are…

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Detroit REimagined

Copenhagen-based artist Tal R brings his visions of Detroit to MOCAD. Amerika, Franz Kafka’s unfinished first novel (published posthumously in 1927), is set in a dream world that is not quite America — not surprising, since the author never visited the country. Inspired by Kafka’s work, Tel Aviv-born artist Tal Shlomo Rosenzweig — known as…

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