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Rivlin hosts 90th anniversary of founding Irgun Zvai Leumi (Etzel)

Etzel is most famously known for the bombing of the King David Hotel on July 22, 1946

Is Israel the most important Jewish project of our lifetime?

If so, then no Jew is excluded from a seat at the table.

Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog (left), President Reuven Rivlin, and Dr. Yossi Vardi (right).

Dr. Yossi Vardi receives Chaim Herzog Prize

The Chaim Herzog Prize is awarded individuals for their unique contributions to the State of Israel.

ISRAEL’S FIRST president Chaim Weizmann presents US president Harry Truman with a Torah in 1948.

Harry Truman and the cause of Jewish statehood

Truman acted on behalf of the Jews in the creation of the State of Israel decisively at critical moments when his action made all the difference.

ISRAEL’S DECLARATION of Independence on display in Tel Aviv.

The Declaration of Independence contradiction

Was the state established so that the Jewish people could exercise their natural right to be masters of their own fate or because of the urgency of solving the problem of Jewish homelessness?


Notable German journalist under fire for comparing Israel to its enemies

Professor Steinberg added “ If Schapira is seriously interested in the treatment of minors worldwide, including by Israel, she should look at the facts, and not propaganda. And she should apologize."

IDF soldiers of the Golani Brigade train for scenarios involving enemies similar to Hezbollah.

The myth of compulsory military service in Israel

While the strategic decision to pursue a more efficient IDF is understandable, it will come at a cost.

The She’arith Israel synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia

Sermon in honor of the establishment of the State of Israel

A message from the day Israel was established as a state in 1948.

Youth from all over the world celebrating Israeli independence at the Western Wall

President Rivlin: Israel is the 'March of the Living' for the Jewish people

"The establishment of the State of Israel is a miracle, though it is not self-evident, and it is something that must be experienced to be believed and understood."

PEOPLE WATCH the Israel Air Force Aerobatic team fly over the Mediterranean Sea during Independence

Is Independence Day a ‘Jewish’ holiday?

Following the establishment of the State of Israel, the Chief Rabbinate looked to these precedents in establishing Independence Day and later Jerusalem Day as religious holidays.

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