War of Independence


The Israeli Arab Village of Abu Gosh is situated about 10 km west of Jerusalem just off the main road from Tel Aviv. During Israel’s War of independence, out of all the Arab Villages in the area only the residents of Abu Gosh remained neutral and in many cases helped […]

Israel – Israeli Towns and Villages – Abu Gosh


Ariel Sharon Yom Kippur war
Ariel  Sharon 1928-2014 Ariel (Arik) Sharon – an Israeli soldier and political leader. He was a hero to many and regarded as a villain by his enemies who feared him. Nevertheless his name has become synonymous with strong and powerful leadership throughout his life. He was born in Kfar Malal […]

Israeli Leaders – Famous People of Israel – Ariel Sharon


Declaration of the State of Israel
On the 29th November 1947 the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Palestine. Immediately after the vote the first Arab attack was launched in Jerusalem and it did not take long before the fighting spread throughout the country. When Britain made it clear that their mandate would end on […]

History of Israel – Wars – War of Independence



Since biblical times and as recorded in the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the Jewish people by God and has been sacred to them ever since. After the establishment of the First Kingdom of Israel in about the 11th century BCE the area was ruled by the […]

Israel History – Wars in Israel – leading up to ...


Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli military General, politician and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was born in Jerusalem on the 1st of March 1922. His parents were Rosa and Nechemiah Rabin (originally Rubitzov), both of them immigrants from the 3rd Aliyah, Nechemiah arriving from the United States in 1917 with a group of […]

Israeli Leaders – Famous People in Israel – Yitzhak ...