This Week in History: Hitler invades Russia

A glimpse into historical moments in Israeli news from this week in 'The Jerusalem Post' front covers.

June 26, 2014 16:29
1 minute read.
Bush urges Palestinian to reject Arafat

Bush urges Palestinian to reject Arafat. (photo credit: ARCHIVE)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

"Britain will give every possible help and assistance to Russia in her struggle against Germany, and will call upon the Dominions and upon Britain's allies and friends to adopt the same policy." This was the promise made by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill June 22, 1941, in the face of Adolf Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, also known as Operation Barbarossa. This was one of the largest invasions in military history and  had grave consequences for Russia.

On June 24, 2002, when Yasser Arafat was the Palestinian Authority chairman,  US President George W. Bush called on Palestinian people to elect new leaders, who were "not compromised by terror." Resisting pressure from Arab allies and segments of his own administration, Bush withheld an endorsement for Palestinian statehood, saying "peace requires a new and different Palestinian leadership so that a Palestinian state can be born." Arafat continued in office until November 2004, when he passed away. 

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

On June 23 1992, the Labor party made a come-back after 15 years of Likud rule. The Left's victory put Yitzhak Rabin in the prime minister's seat for the second time, after his first term in office between 1974 and 1977. The coalition was the twenty-fifth government of Israel and in addition to Labor was comprised of Meretz and Shas. Arab parties Hadash and the Arab Democratic Party supported the government but did not join it. Shas left the coalition in 1993, but a short-lived party called Yiud joined it. Rabin was assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir in 1995; Shimon Peres took over as interim prime minister and went on to form the 26th government.

Related Content

Supreme Court President Asher Grunis
August 28, 2014
Grapevine: September significance