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History
Throwback to Israel's First-Ever Gov't

As Israel swore in its new unity government earlier this week, here's a throwback to the country's first-ever government and their first meeting in March 1949. At the head of the table is Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

Photo: Beno Rothenberg, the Meitar Collection/National Library of Israel

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Photo of the Day
Photo of the day

Israeli children enjoying their summer vacation at Tantura beach, 1951. Picture by - National Library of Israel

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Heroes of Israel
How much do you know about Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion?

Watch and learn about one of the founding fathers of the modern State of Israel.

David Ben-Gurion was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
As Prime Minister, he helped build the state institutions, presiding over various national projects aimed at the development of the country. He also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world in Israel. 

Ben-Gurion was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.

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IDF
Commemorating Israel's Brave, 54 Years Ago

In the heroic battles during the Six Day War, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) successfully defended the State of Israel against enemy countries on three different fronts, within just six days.

“We remember those who fell in battle, salute our brave soldiers who fought 54 years ago and continue to defend the State of Israel from all threats,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

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On This Day in History
Remembering the Three Teens

JUNE 2014: Israeli teens Eyal, Gilad and Naftali were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists sparking a 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Today, instead of letting the tragedy destroy us, we choose to unite against hatred, against bigotry, and against terrorism.

We will always remember Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.

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Nature
Discover Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve

There are few historical sources relating to this nature reserve, the reason perhaps being the distance of the site from major settlements in the area. It is possible that the prophet Ezekiel is referring these springs in one of his prophecies about the Dead Sea becoming a fishing site, calling them 'En Eglayim' – "Fishermen will stand along the shore, from En Gedi to En Eglayim" (Ezekiel 47:10).

Just a few kilometers from Enot Tsukim is Qumran National Park, which became famous after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

During the 19th century, European researchers came to the Dead Sea region. One of the most notable of these was the Scottish priest Henry Baker Tristram, who was called the "father of fauna and flora in the Holy Land", and who described the place with great enthusiasm. In his book "In the Land of Israel – a journal of travels 1863 – 1864", Tristram wrote that he stopped in the area with his scientific delegation and for two days, delighted in the sights.

 

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History
Remembering Mickey Marcus - Israel's First General

Mickey Marcus was born in New York 1901 and at the age of 20, joined the American Army and underwent the Officer's Training Course at West Point. Despite having no paratrooper training, he volunteered and jumped into Normandy on D-Day. 

When the war ended, Colonel Marcus helped draft the surrender terms for Italy and Germany and was placed in charge of sustaining the millions of starving people liberated by the Allied invasion of Europe, much of which involved clearing out the Nazi death camps. 

After the UN Partition Plan of 1947, Ben-Gurion contacted Marcus and asked him to find him an officer that can train the fledgling Israeli army. Marcus looked, and after no one agreed to go, he volunteered himself. Marcus arrived in Israel and wrote the manuals that designed a command structure for the IDF. 

A week after Israel declared its independence, Ben-Gurion appointed Marcus the Commander of the Jerusalem Front, and named him Lieutenant General, making him the first general in a Jewish army in two thousand years. Marcus was in charge of building the Burma Road, the road that was used to break the Arab siege of Jerusalem.

A few hours before the ceasefire on June 11, 1948, Marcus went for a walk outside of his base at Abu Gosh, when a young soldier on guard duty asked for the password. Marcus, not knowing 
Hebrew, was unable to answer, and the soldier shot and killed Marcus.

Marcus' body was flown back to West Point to be buried as the only soldier to ever be buried not fighting for the USA. 

"Marcus was the best man we had.”
-- David Ben-Gurion

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WATCH
What does uncovering history mean to you?
In this modern world it is easy to forget where we came from...
What does uncovering history mean to you? Comment below!
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Middle East Analysis Daily Show
Where Did the Word "Palestine" Come From?

Middle East Analysis Daily Show, June 9th, 2021.

Today's episode takes us on a fascinating history class about the "Palestinians".

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On This Day in History
This Day in Israeli History: Day 5 of the Six Day War, The Battle of Tel Faher

The fortified Syrian outpost of Tel Faher was the sight of one of the most intense battles of the Six Day War. The horseshoe-shaped outpost equipped with heavy guns, minefields, and barbed wire commanded a lookout of the Golan Heights, making it a crucial position in the battle for the Golan Heights.

The mission was assigned to the Golani Brigade, which started its attack on June 9, the second-to-last day of the war. Led by Lieutenant-Colonel Moshe 'Musa' Klein, the troops started their ascent and were met with heavy fire. Of the initial 100 plus soldiers, only 25 made it close enough to the outpost to launch the actual attack.

While climbing up the steep slope under heavy fire, the force encountered a barbed-wire fence that halted their advance.

Realizing that wire cutters would've taken too long, David Shirazi jumped on the barbed wire and acted as a human bridge for his friends to step on and safely pass. After everyone passed, Shirazi ran to catch up with the force, firing with a machine gun that he picked up from a fallen soldier, until he was killed by Syrian fire.

For his bravery, Shirazi received the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest military decoration.

After three hours of intense fighting and countless casualties, only four Israeli soldiers remained standing, but victory at Tel Faher was won. In honor of the Golani Brigade's bravery, Tel Faher was renamed Mitzpe Golani (Golani Lookout).

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History in Focus
Carrying the torch

A young woman runs from Modi’in, the ancestral home of the Maccabees, to Jerusalem for the official lighting of the national menorah in 1948.

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On This Day in History
Happy Hebron Liberation day!
On this day in 1967, Israel liberated the ancient Jewish city of Hebron during the Six Day War.
Located 32 kilometers south of Jerusalem in the Judean Mountains, Hebron is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world.
 
The city dates back to biblical times with Abraham's purchase of the Cave of Patriarchs, where the Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs are buried. It was also there that King David was anointed king and ruled for seven years before moving the kingdom to Jerusalem.
 
There had been a continuous Jewish community living in Hebron until the 1929 Arab Riots, where 67 Jews were ruthlessly murdered and the rest were forced to flee.
 
Today some 1,000 Jews and 215,000 Arabs live in Hebron, with the Jews concentrated to a small enclave in the ancient city with access to only 3% of the city. At the same time, the Arabs residents of Hebron have access to 100% of it.
Hebron is perhaps the most vilified city in Israel by far-Left anti-Israel activists who use the city to spread lies about Israel.
 
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History
The story of One of the Signatories of Israel's Declaration of Independence

This is the family of Zerach Warhaftig, one of the signatories of Israel's Declaration of Independence, a beloved politician, and an Israel Prize laureate. 

In June 1941, the Japanese ship "Hikawa Maru" sailed from Yokohoma to Canada carrying his family- Jewish refugees that had escaped the horrors of the Holocaust and the Nazis.

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On This Day in History
We Salute the IAF for Their Bravery!

On June 7, 1981, the Israeli Airforce embarked on one of its most daring operations - Operation Opera. Also known as Operation Babylon, the IAF destroyed an unfinished Iraqi nuclear reactor located 17 kilometers southeast of Baghdad putting an end to Saddam Hussein's nuclear program.

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On This Day in History
Throwback: Remembering Begin's Bravery

“A great clock is ticking over our heads. A nuclear Iraq is a grave danger to any man and woman in the State of Israel. Saddam Hussein will not hesitate to deploy a weapon of mass destruction against us,” said former Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the cabinet meeting, where the decision to neutralize Iraq’s nuclear capabilities was approved.

Forty years ago to this day (June 7, 1981), the Israel Air Force successfully carried out a mission to destroy Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor during Operation Opera, one of the most daring operations in Israel’s history.

Here are the brave soldiers who shaped the Middle East and made our world a safer place. We salute you!

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On This Day in History
39 Years to the 1st Lebanon War

On June 6, 1982, the First Lebanon War broke out.

Known as "Operation Peace for Galilee," it was launched by Israel against Palestinian terrorists based in southern Lebanon following numerous cross-border terrorist attacks on innocent Israelis and the attempted assassination of the Israeli Ambassador to the UK by a terrorist cell.

Some 1,216 IDF soldiers were killed between the start of the war in 1982 and 1985.

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IDF Videos
The Liberation of Jerusalem

On this day June 6, we celebrate the Six-Day War, and the historic battle that moved the Jewish people and changed our destiny, the liberation of Jerusalem. The Old City—lost to the Jewish people for 2,000 years—was finally back in our hands.
Today, we celebrate the triumph of those IDF heroes & reaffirm our commitment to securing Jerusalem forevermore.

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WATCH
6 Day War, Ammunition Hill - the legendary battle explained

WATCH: Join us as Yoni Zierler - Tours in Israel guides us through the trenches of Ammunition Hill. This is the site of the legendary battle during the Six-Day War, which paved the way for Jerusalem to be reunited once more as Israel's eternal capital.It is thanks to the bravery of these IDF soldiers, who faced the impossible, that we can now celebrate a united Jerusalem.

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History in Focus
Commemorating the Six-Day War

The Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem remind us of how far the Jewish people have come to finally have sovereignty over their holy sites. It is an emotional time for many, as well as a time to reflect upon what freedom truly means.

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Culture
Did you know?

The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cemeteries that is still used today.

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