Tag: Syria

Today in Israeli History: Jan. 24, 1964 — Syria Arrests Eli...

Syrian police arrest businessman Kamel Amin Tha’abet at his Damascus home and charge him with espionage. Tha’abet is actually Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who...
Eden Springs water bottles on a shelf

American Venture Capitalists Purchase Stake in Israeli Water Company

December 15, 1999 From the Center for Israel Education In the midst of Israeli peace negotiations with Syria over Syrian recognition of Israel and a possible...
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...
Saladin and army

Saladin Captures Jerusalem

October 2, 1187 Saladin captures Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Following a siege of Jerusalem that began on September 20, the city falls to Saladin, the...
The Golan Heights

Syria Gains Control of Golan Heights

September 29, 1923 In border designations for states drawn up in the primarily by Britain and France after WWI, the Golan Heights were put under...
Windsor Hummus Festival 2018

United By Food

A new festival this fall, formed by a partnership among three local organizations, will celebrate Windsor’s rich cultural diversity and its sense of unity,...
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...
of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and co-star Olivia Thirlby.

From Damascus to Jerusalem – New Movie

By Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel A 41-year-old novel reaches the big screen. Writer Howard Kaplan was a college junior when he visited Syria in...
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...
Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence,...