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On This Day in History
Sobibor Death Camp
This week, in June 1943, the 15th transport destined for Sobibor death camp departed from the Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands.
 
There were 3,017 people on the train, among them 1,145 children between the ages of 0-16.
 
All of them were murdered just because they were Jewish. We remember.
 
๐Ÿ“ธ Yad Vashem, World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem.
 
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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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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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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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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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Remembering the Farhud
On June 1, 1941, on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Iraqi Muslims launched a violent pogrom known as the "Farhud" against the Jewish community of Baghdad.
In the span of two days, more than 180 Jews were slaughtered, thousands more were injured, and tons of Jewish property was pillaged.
The massacre was instigated by the Nazis together with infamous Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who incited the Muslim population of Baghdad against the Jews.
May the memories of the innocent victims be a blessing.
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20 Years Since The Dolphinarium Suicide Bombing
On this date in 2001, a Palestinian Arab suicide bomber blew himself up outside of the Dolphinarium discotheque in Tel-Aviv, killing 21 people and injuring 132 more.
The majority of the victims were teenagers whose only 'crime' was wanting to go out and have fun.
May their memories be a blessing.
Jan Bloom, 25, of Ramat Gan
Marina Berkovizki, 17, of Tel Aviv
Roman Dezanshvili, 21, of Bat Yam
Yevgenia Haya Dorfman, 15, of Bat Yam
Ilya Gutman, 19, of Bat Yam
Anya Kazachkov, 16, of Holon
Katherine Kastaniyada-Talkir, 15, of Ramat Gan
Aleksei Lupalu, 16, of the Ukraine
Mariana Medvedenko, 16, of Tel Aviv
Irena Nepomneschi, 16, of Bat Yam
Yelena Nelimov, 18, of Tel Aviv
Yulia Nelimov, 16, of Tel Aviv
Raisa Nimrovsky, 15, of Netanya
Pvt. Diez (Dani) Normanov, 21, of Tel Aviv
Sergei Panchenko, 20, Ukraine
Simona Rodin, 18, of Holon
Ori Shahar, 32, of Ramat Gan
Liana Sakiyan, 16, of Tel Aviv
Yael-Yulia Sklianik, 15, of Holon
Maria Tagilchev, 14, of Netanya
Irena Usdachi, 18, of Holon
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History in Focus
80 Years On: June 1 is Farhud Day.ย 

Farhud Day is commemorating the 1941 massacre of Iraqi Jews by Arab nationalists, coordinated with Palestinian Arab leaders & Nazis. The murders and devastation of the Farhud led to the expulsion of almost 1m Jews from Arab countries in following years.

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Happy Birthday Commander Roy!

Congratulations to Roy, a commander in the Nahal brigade, who is celebrating his birthday on the same date as the IDF!

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The IDF Turns 73 Years Old!

On this day 73 years ago, in the midst of the Independence War and days after the establishment of the State of Israel, the order to establish an army that will defend the newly born state was issued.

With the establishment of the IDF, the Prime Minister and Defense Minister during those days - David Ben Gurion - united all Israeli forces under one roof.

73 years later, the IDF continues to defend Israel. The threats may be different, the enemies may change shape or form, but the mission of keeping the one Jewish state safe and strong will always remain the same!

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19 Years Since the Tragic Murder of Sinai Keinan and Ruth Peled
On May 27th, 2002, Lior and Chen Keinan went for a walk with their infant daughter, Sinai, and Chen's mother, Ruth Peled.
 
It was a hot day and the young family decided to treat themselves to ice cream. While they were waiting in line, a vile Palestinian Arab terrorist blew himself up near the ice cream shop, murdering Sinai and Ruth.
 
37 others were injured in the attack, including Sinai's parents, but Sinai and Ruth were the only ones to pass away.
All they wanted to do was to buy ice cream.
 
May the memories of Sinai and Ruth be a blessing.
 
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30 Years to "Operation Solomon"!
"๐‘ฐ๐’”๐’“๐’‚๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’”๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’“๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘จ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’†." ~๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’, ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ผ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘บ๐’†๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐‘จ๐’…๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’“
 
30 aircrafts,
36 hours of flight,
14,000 Jews,
and one world record set.
 
This is exactly what happened 30 years ago today, as "Operation Solomon" to raise Ethiopian Jews, was underway.
 
In exchange for a hefty payment to the Ethiopian ruler and asylum in the United States, the State of Israel succeeded in obtaining approval from the local authorities to airlift thousands of Ethiopian Jews.
 
For 36 hours, about 30 passenger and cargo planes flew from Addis Ababa Airport and Ben-Gurion Airport, bringing home to Israel 14,325 Ethiopian Jews.
 
The operation set a world record after 1088 people flew aboard one plane.
1086 passengers boarded the plane, and two more were born during the flight.
 
Operation Solomon is yet another testament that Israel will never abandon its people, no matter where they are in the world!
 
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Jerusalem
The Journey to Jerusalem
Jerusalem Day is marked by the Israeli Ethiopian community as the memorial day for Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel. In their escape from Ethiopia to Israel, the families, with their elderly and younger members, had traveled on foot for months and had spent up to two years waiting at the refugee camps in Sudan. Some 4,000 members of the community perished during their attempt to reach Israel, whether out in the wilderness or in the Sudanese camps. They suffered from disease, hunger, harassment, rape, and violent robberies. They were forced to conceal their Jewish identity, making it very difficult for them to observe Jewish law and tradition. On the joyous Jerusalem Day, we must remember those who, through hardships, had never stopped yearning for their return to "Yerusalem". ๐Ÿ“ธ Nati Harnik, GPO National Photo Collection ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
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20 years since Israeli teenagers Koby Mandell and Yosef Ishran were murdered by Palestinian terrorists
Yesterday marked 20 years since Israeli teenagers Koby Mandell and Yosef Ishran were murdered by Palestinian terrorists while hiking together near their homes in Gush Etzion. Their bodies were found in a cave near Tekoa. The terrorists mutilated their bodies so badly that dental records had to be used to identify their remains. May their memories be a blessing always. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
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On This Day: V-E Day celebrations in Jerusalem
V-E Day celebrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on May 9, 1945 following the victory of the allied forces in Europe over the Nazi Regime. Happy #VEDay76!
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Remembering Koby Mandell and Yosef Ishran
On May 8, 2001, Koby Mandell and Yosef Ishran went hiking together near the Jewish town of Tekoa in Gush Etzion where they both lived. When the boys did not return home that evening, a search began and ended the following morning with the discovery of their bodies in a cave near Tekoa. Koby and Yosef had both been brutally bludgeoned to death by Palestinian Arab terrorists. The bodies were so badly mutilated that dental records had to be used for identification. Until this day, the terrorist who murdered the boys have never been apprehended. Koby was only 13. Yosef was only 14. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
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On May 6, 1947, a 16-year-old member of the Lehi was abducted by a British officer
One of the most shocking, yet unknown, stories of the British Mandate is the murder of Alexander "Chaim" Rubowitz. On May 6, 1947, Alexander, a 16-year-old member of the Lehi (Stern Group), was abducted by a British officer while hanging up Lehi posters in Jerusalem. The British initially denied involvement in the boyโ€™s disappearance, but a hat found at the crime scene bearing the name of British officer Roy Farran proved otherwise. Eyewitnesses also confirmed seeing Alexander being forcibly stuffed into a van by men speaking English. Major Farran was put on trial, but was not convicted due to a โ€œlack of evidence.โ€ Over 50 years later, classified documents were released revealing Farranโ€™s confession to his superior officer Colonel Bernard Fergusson, who refused to testify at the trial. The confession described how Farran abducted Alexander, tortured him for information and then killed him, discarding his body on the side of the road. Until this day, Farran has never convicted of his crime and Alexander's body has not been recovered. May the memory of Alexander be a blessing.
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Happy Birthday Golda!
Today is Golda Meir's 123 birthday. Golda Meir was the first woman Prime Minister of Israel. A leader of a democratic nation that led Israel with strength, compassion and determination. In Israel, women don't break the glass ceiling, they shatter it! Source: StandWithUs
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Two Years to the Poway Terror Attack
On April 27, 2019, a beloved congregant of the Chabad of Poway California, Lori Gilbert-Kaye was murdered during an Antisemitic shooting at the synagogue. She is remembered for her kindness, sensitivity, enthusiasm and generosity. May her memory be a blessing. Source: StandWithUs
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Happy Birthday Herzl!
On the tenth of the Hebrew month Iyar, 161 years ago, Theodor Herzl, the man known as the "Father of Zionism" was born. On this date, Israel celebrates "Herzl Day" - a day commemorating the life and legacy of this great Zionist leader. Check out these unique pictures from our National Photo Collection that will give you glimpses into the life of this big dreamer. Source: Government Press Office ๐Ÿ“ธ Herzl Center ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
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