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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.

29/11/2020
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.”

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.

28/08/2020

The unknown story of smuggling weapons to help win Israel's independence

Never before have readers gotten such an inside look at some very feisty – but also courageous and noble – characters, who changed the course of history.

By AARON LEIBEL
04/06/2020
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Wall collapse uncovers mural from Israeli War of Independence

A mural drawn by an Israeli soldier in the midst of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence was uncovered after a wall collapsed amid construction work in the city of Mevaseret Zion.

Demonstrators hold Palestinian flags during a protest marking the 71st anniversary of the 'Nakba', o

The Pink Flour Mill – history as romance

While Hannun’s account is kitchen-table history, what actually happened was that the overwhelming majority of Mandate Arabs left what was then the newly-established State of Israel on their own accor

By ALAN MEYER
25/05/2019
IBRAHIM ELAYAM and his guide dog stand outside his family home in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Je

War and peace: Jerusalem remembered from an Arab perspective

Ibrahim Elayam is one of many characters you don’t often hear about who has a wealth of stories about the capital.

By BEN BRESKY
14/05/2019
Yehiel, Yossi and Zipporah Rosenfeld before the start of the battles for Gush Etzion

The mother who defended her home during Israel’s War of Independence

Zipporah Rosenfeld, a fighter and a mother, faced an impossible dilemma: family or country?

By CHEN MALUL/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
07/05/2019
An IDF soldier stands guard outside the kibbutz Gesher police station during the War of independence

The Battle of Kibbutz Gesher - history

The stand of Kibbutz Gesher in the War of Independence would be described by military historian Meir Pa’il as more impressive than that of any of the settlements fending off attacks.

By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
08/05/2019

Israel's Independence Day: Meaningful memorial sites

Israel's Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to deepen our historical connection with IDF soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

By MEITAL SHARABI
02/05/2019
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