War of Independence

The death of a unique Israeli ethos - opinion

The lofty ethos that motivated thousands of soldiers to risk their lives in the face of the enemy is now clearly dead.

By MAURICE HIRSCH
02/08/2022

Israel’s place on the global scale 74 years later - opinion

After almost three-quarters of a century, it’s time for us to recognize that our state is no longer just a local power – we must venture further and consider our impact on the whole world.

By DR. MICHAEL MIRILASHVILI
03/05/2022

The story of the daring pilot Zahara Levitov

Zahara Levitov was a Palmach fighter and among the first women to fly planes in the newly established IDF, but her service was cut short by a tragic crash.

By AMIT NAOR/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
02/05/2022

Israel Independence: Remembering a failed attack on Jaffa Gate in 1948

It was like somebody watching in a theater when the plot had become complicated and unsolvable, and knowing that now the turn of the deus ex machina had arrived, except I was the one on the stage.

By URY EPPSTEIN
28/04/2022

Ukrainian resistance echoes Israel's resistance in War of Independence - opinion

The war in Ukraine has a number of similarities to the War of Independence in 1948.

By DAVID F. SHAYNE
22/03/2022

Harold ‘Smoky’ Simon dies at 101

Mahal legend and former IAF COO Harold 'Smoky' Simon dies at the ripe age of 101

A Jerusalem plaza has been named for David Rakia. Who is he?

Rakia, who fled Nazi Austria and took Jerusalem into his heart, soul and art, now has his own spot in the city that meant so much to him.

22/12/2021
history

What really happened at the 1947 UN Palestine partition vote

A note about my father’s account of the night of the UN vote for Partition, November 29, 1947

By DANIEL CHERTOFF
25/11/2021

Avi Nesher’s ‘Image of Victory’ is a triumph of cinema - review

Image of Victory is not so much a political movie as an existential statement about the price paid, quite literally, for the image of the title.

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