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How was 'Israel' once 'Palestine'? New books and old coins

In a world of nation-states, names are very important and those responsible for choosing the name Israel for the world’s newest state in May 1948 knew what they were doing. 


PA TV distorts Israeli archives, claiming Arabs were massacred en masse

Palestinian TV host Nasser Al-Lahham has also compared incoming Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett to Adolf Eichmann.

David Ben David during the 1948 siege of Kfar Etzion, where many of his comrades were killed by enem

David Ben David cheated death and missed Israel’s birth

David Ben David swam to Haifa in 1940, unknowingly escaping the ill-fated "Patria". He spent most of the 1948 war as a POW, saved from death more than once by his Arab Legion captors.

REUVEN RIVLIN with Orly Atlas-Katz.

Rivlin to play his predecessor, Chaim Weizmann, in new TV season

The series tells the story of the young people who served in the Palmah starting in 1946. President Rivlin will play Israel's first president Chaim Weizmann.

View of Lifta, an abandoned Palestinian Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. March 8, 2017.

Arab village of Lifta, abandoned in '48, to house new Israeli neighborhood

The western neighborhood in Jerusalem which was abandoned in '48 will be resettled with 259 housing units, including a luxury hotel.


Netanyahu honors fighters responsible for opening road to Jerusalem

The prime minister further announced grants for discharged soldiers, and particularly individual soldiers, since they are not entitled to unemployment benefits.

Yadin Gellman and Joy Rieger shooting a scene from Avi Nesher’s ‘Portrait of Victory.’

Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema

“It’s the 21st century, it’s no longer about good and bad guys. We’ve gone past that point. It’s about two conflicting narratives, each of which is searching for its own portrait of victory.”

TEL AVIV residents partake in a joint in the city’s Meir Park.

What legalized cannabis in Israel could look like

SOCIAL AFFAIRS: The marijuana drone blitz was a microcosm of sorts of the cannabis scene in Israel.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosi

President Rivlin eulogizes Irgun fighter Yair Assiskovitz

The late Irgun fighter, following his involvement in the 1948 War, would become one of the founders of the IDF's Department of Casualties.


Harry Truman: The man from Missouri who helped change Jewish history

Harry Truman, a man with little experience in foreign affairs, assumed the tall order of uniting the Allies, winning the war, restoring the shattered global economy, and creating a new world order.

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