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November 30: Israel commemorates the expulsion of the Jews from Arab lands

On June 23, 2014 the Knesset adopted a law which designates November 30th as an annual, national day of commemoration for the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th...

November 4, 1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assassinated

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is fatally shot after attending a peace rally held in Tel Aviv’s Kings Square in Israel. Rabin later died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The 73-year-old prime minister...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman hands the first U.S. passport with "Israel" listed to Jerusalem-born American citizen Menachem Zivotofsky at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Oct. 30, 2020. Source: David M. Friedman/Twitter.

US issues first passport with ‘Israel’ listed to Jerusalem-born US citizen

The United States has issued its first passport with Israel listed as the place of birth to a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem—in fact, to the person who was at the center of a...

October 28, 1948: The flag of the State of Israel was adopted

The flag of the State of Israel was adopted on this date in 1948. Its blue stripes symbolize the stripes on a traditional Jewish prayer shawl (opponents of Israel have long falsely claimed that...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a Likud Party event in Lod, Israel, on Feb. 11, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

October 21, 1949: Benjamin Netanyahu, current Prime Minister of the State of Israel, was...

Who Is Benjamin Netanyahu? Benjamin Netanyahu was born on October 21, 1949, in Tel Aviv, Israel. He joined the Israeli military in 1967, moving into the special operations force that rescued a hijacked airplane at...

October 16, 1886: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, was born

On October 16, 1886, Israel’s future inaugural prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was born in Płońsk, Poland. Originally known as David Gruen, Ben-Gurion was born to Victor Gruen, one of the leaders of the Hovevei Zion movement,...

There’s a Proud Boys chapter in Israel

The Proud Boys, a club of self-identified “western chauvinists” who have been energized by President Donald Trump’s request during Tuesday night’s debate that they “stand by,” have a chapter in Israel, despite the group’s...
Flag of Sudan. Credit: Wikipedia.

Sudanese government divided over possible normalization with Israel

The Sudanese interim government has been reportedly been “sharply divided” over possible normalization of ties with Israel, according to the Associated Press on Sunday, even amid pressure from the United States to do so. The push by the Trump...

Dubai soccer team signs Israeli midfielder

The Al-Nasr SC soccer team based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will sign Israeli national team midfielder Dia Saba in the coming days in a move that will make him the first...

German-Israeli air-force cooperation sheds light on advanced defense system

A recent historic flyover by Israeli and German fighter jets over the Dachau concentration camp to mark the memory of victims of the Holocaust also shed light on the deep contemporary cooperation in place...