Posts Tagged ‘Yom Kippur War’

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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Prime Minister Golda Meir meeting with Kissinger (left) and Simcha Dinitz (right) in February 1973.

Simcha Dinitz Passes Away

September 23, 2003 Simcha Dinitz, a longtime Israeli diplomat who served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States from 1973-1978, passed away at the age of 74. Considered one of Israel’s greatest diplomats, Dinitz began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1958. It was during his time as Ambassador to the United…

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The cover of Time Magazine from August 25, 1975 with caricatures of Kissinger (center), Rabin (left) and Sadat (right) about the Second Disengagement Agreement between Israel and Egypt otherwise known as Sinai II

Israel Signs Second Disengagement Agreement With Egypt

Center for Israel Education September 4, 1975 Israel and Egypt sign the Second Disengagement Agreement (Sinai II) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 4, 1975. US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, engaging in shuttle diplomacy, helped Israel and Egypt negotiate the first disengagement agreement following the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. In that agreement, signed in…

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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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Descendants of Judith and Jacob Chicorel at the 100th anniversary gala. Photo credit: Brian Masserman

Preserving Culture – Keter Torah

Keter Torah marks 100 years of the Sephardic community in Detroit. The distinction between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism is evident the moment one walks into the building that houses the Keter Torah congregation at the corner of Orchard Lake and Walnut Lake roads. The mezuzah is hung vertically, just as they were on the doorposts…

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Alon Ben-Gurion speaks about his grandfather during a JNF meeting in West Bloomfield.

JNF Celebrates Israel

Don Cohen Contributing Writer Grandson of David Ben-Gurion talks of his grandfather and JNF’s work in Israel’s Negev desert. Friends and supporters of the Jewish National Fund filled the social hall at Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield June 14 to hear from Alon Ben-Gurion, a grandson of Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Best…

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Letters – The Power Of Jewish Unity – May 31, 2018

[similar id=45864 type=all] [similar id=45862 type=all] I can’t remember when Jews were as polarized as they are today. The May 17 issue of the Jewish News shows this schism, displaying some of the intense disagreements regarding Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal (the JCPOA) as well as the controversial installation of the new U.S. Embassy…

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1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. 1 of the books about the 1948 War of Independence.

Israel@70 – 1948 War of Independence

Two books give insight. [similar id=45408 type=all] May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel and many commemorations and celebrations have taken place in Israel and around the world. Indeed, there is a lot to celebrate, but it is good to remember that Israel was only secured after…

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IDF paratrooper Zach Herschfus in the field during a training exercise.

Our Secret Weapon

Zach Herschfus Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] Unity is the strongest force the Jewish people have. I drafted as a Lone Soldier to the Paratroopers Unit of the Israel Defense Forces in March 2017. After months of challenging training, I now participate in patrols and missions that help ensure the safety and…

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