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סא”ל (מיל’) אייל דרור

סא”ל (מיל’) אייל דרור

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HAROLD GOLDMEIER

HAROLD GOLDMEIER

About: Techer for GAP YEAR students in Bet Shemesh, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Experienced public speaker for young adults, adults, seniors

Calev Ben-Dor

Calev Ben-Dor

A former analyst in Foreign Ministry, Calev Ben-Dor has worked in the Israeli policy and national security world for over

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Why Did Israel Build a Security Barrier?

Why Did Israel Build a Security Barrier?

Created by HonestReporting, this informative, animated video (01:23) introduces the security barrier that Israel began building along the Green Line

Memory, Trauma and The Second Intifada

Memory, Trauma and The Second Intifada

This i24NEWS segment (03:41) explores the long-term psychological effects of terror on Israeli society through the story of two friends

Looking Back on the Second Intifada: Causes, Major Events & Consequences

Looking Back on the Second Intifada: Causes, Major Events & Consequences

Written in 2010, looking back a decade after the outbreak of the Second Intifada, this lengthy, thorough article from Haaertz

The Passover Bombing in Netanya

The Passover Bombing in Netanya

An excerpt from the 2002 Discovery Channel documentary, “Behind the Hatred: Mortal Enemies,” this low quality video (03:32) recalls the

Major Suicide Bombing Attacks During the Second Intifada

Major Suicide Bombing Attacks During the Second Intifada

This MSNBC news broadcast (08:18) highlights some of the major terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli citizens

The Case of Muhammad al-Durrah

The Case of Muhammad al-Durrah

This video presents one perspective on the Muhammad al-Durrah incident, where a 12-year old Palestinian boy was allegedly killed by

Jenin: Massacring Truth

Jenin: Massacring Truth

This is an excerpt (09:50) from a documentary produced by Martin Himel, which tells the story of Israeli soldiers who

The Ramallah Lynching of Two IDF Soldiers & Prisoner Releases

The Ramallah Lynching of Two IDF Soldiers & Prisoner Releases

In the context of the 2017 release of one of the Palestinian terrorists convicted in the lynch of two IDF

Statement from Palestinian Leadership Upon the Outbreak of the Second Intifada

Statement from Palestinian Leadership Upon the Outbreak of the Second Intifada

This post presents the statement from the Palestinian leadership from September 30, 2000, the day after Ariel Sharon’s controversial visit

The Causes & Early Stages of the Second Intifada

The Causes & Early Stages of the Second Intifada

Written by Ziv Hellman, a founding member of Peace Watch, the watchdog group reporting on the implementation of the Oslo

Background & Causes of the Second Intifada

Background & Causes of the Second Intifada

Written by Jeremy Pressman, Director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut, this lengthy article from The Journal of

The Palestinian Authority’s Responsibility for the Outbreak of the Second Intifada

The Palestinian Authority’s Responsibility for the Outbreak of the Second Intifada

Written by Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center

The Territories After the Six-Day War: 1967-1981

The Territories After the Six-Day War: 1967-1981

From My Jewish Learning, this informative article provides an overview of Israel’s relationship and policy toward territories conquered in the Six Day

West Bank Settlements: Q&A

West Bank Settlements: Q&A

From My Jewish Learning, this balanced article provides an overview of the controversial Israeli settlements in the West Bank, conquered by Israel during the

Six Transformative Days: A Primer on the Last 50 Years

Six Transformative Days: A Primer on the Last 50 Years

This comprehensive article looks back on how the Six Day War transformed Israel – for better or for worse. Recalling

Causes & Consequences of the Six Day War

Causes & Consequences of the Six Day War

Compiled by the Britain Israel Communications and Research Center in 2017, this 10 page PDF document outlines the causes and consequences

CAMERA: The Six Day War Website

CAMERA: The Six Day War Website

Created by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a pro-Israel media-monitoring and research organization, this website is

Myths & Facts: The Six Day War

Myths & Facts: The Six Day War

Created by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a pro-Israel media-monitoring and research organization, this article explores myths and

Gush Emunim: The Ideology & History of the Settlement Movement

Gush Emunim: The Ideology & History of the Settlement Movement

Written by Conservative rabbi, educator and Israeli tour guide, Ed Snitkoff, this article provides a thorough introduction to the Gush Emunim

A Reporter Reflects 50 Years Later on the Effects of the War: Now & Then

A Reporter Reflects 50 Years Later on the Effects of the War: Now & Then

In this PBS NewsHour video segment (06:09), former correspondent Terence Smith reflects on his coverage of the Six Day War fifty

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

Produced by the Israel Defense Forces in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (09:04) describes Israel’s military victory against four enemy

The Geopolitical Context for the Six Day War

The Geopolitical Context for the Six Day War

With a focus on geopolitical context, this informative, neutral, animated video (04:04) provides an excellent historical overview of the regional and

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (03:20) presents the tensions in Jerusalem immediately following the Six Day War. The video

BBC Archives: The Immediate Aftermath of the Six Day War

BBC Archives: The Immediate Aftermath of the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (04:52) presents the immediate aftermath of the Six Day War, reported live from

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Created by the World Mizrahi religious Zionist organization, this uplifting video (10:09) interprets Israel’s surprising and total victory in the Six

How the Six Day War Changed the Map of the Middle East

How the Six Day War Changed the Map of the Middle East

Produced by History, an American television network, this video (04:21) provides a brief introduction to the Six Day War, including basic

Intifada vs. Jihad: The Religious Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Intifada vs. Jihad: The Religious Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In this short video (03:58), Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic culture, suggests that the root of the Israeli-Palestinian

The Six Day War Project #1-4: Causes of the War

The Six Day War Project #1-4: Causes of the War

This post presents the first four videos in the Six Day War Project, a mini-series of twelve 2-5 minute long

The Six Day War Project #5-10: Each Day of the War

The Six Day War Project #5-10: Each Day of the War

This post presents videos 5-10 in the Six Day War Project, a mini-series of twelve 2-5 minute long videos about the

The Six Day War Project #11-12: The Aftermath of the War & the Peace Process

The Six Day War Project #11-12: The Aftermath of the War & the Peace Process

This post presents the last two videos in the Six Day War Project, a mini-series of twelve short videos about the

IDF Commander of West Bank Recalls the First Intifada

IDF Commander of West Bank Recalls the First Intifada

Produced by Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this video (02:18) includes an interview with the IDF Commander of the West Bank

Myths & Facts: The First Intifada

Myths & Facts: The First Intifada

Written by Mitchell Bard, Executive Director of the American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and Director of the Jewish Virtual Library, this pro-Israel

Different Academic Perspectives on the First Intifada

Different Academic Perspectives on the First Intifada

From ProCon.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes critical thinking and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward format,

The First Intifada: The Content and Consequences of the 1987 Palestinian Uprising

The First Intifada: The Content and Consequences of the 1987 Palestinian Uprising

An excerpt from Howard Sachar’s “A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Times, this thorough article

Hamas & Fatah: 25 Venomous Years

Hamas & Fatah: 25 Venomous Years

Produced by Euronews, this video (02:27) provides a basic introduction to Hamas, including the origins, strategy, ideology and leadership of

The First Intifada: Anti-Israel Lies & Intra-Palestinian Violence

The First Intifada: Anti-Israel Lies & Intra-Palestinian Violence

From Jewish Virtual Library, a project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), this pro-Israel article presents the catalysts and nature of the First

The Story of an IDF Soldier & A Palestinian Protester During the First Intifada

The Story of an IDF Soldier & A Palestinian Protester During the First Intifada

Produced by Martin Fletcher, an author and former NBC News’ Middle East correspondent, this video (05:27) follows the story of

The First Intifada: Historical Context, Causes & Outcomes

The First Intifada: Historical Context, Causes & Outcomes

Produced by OVO, an online video encyclopedia, this link opens up a relatively balanced video presenting an overview of the First Intifada, including

An IDF Soldier During The First Intifada: “It Changed Me Forever”

An IDF Soldier During The First Intifada: “It Changed Me Forever”

In this personal article, Ori Weisberg recalls his experiences as a Labor Zionist lone soldier during the First Intifada, emphasizing

How the First Intifada Transformed the Arab-Israeli Conflict

How the First Intifada Transformed the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Written by Professor Avraham Sela for Haaretz, Israel’s left-leaning newspaper, this thorough article analyzes how the First Intifada influenced the

Yitzhak Rabin’s “Iron Fist” Policy Splits Israelis

Yitzhak Rabin’s “Iron Fist” Policy Splits Israelis

Published in the Chicago Tribune during the First Intifada, this article presents the mixed Israeli response to then-Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s

The First Intifada: Causes, Evolution & Consequences

The First Intifada: Causes, Evolution & Consequences

Produced to mark 30 years since the beginning of the First Intifada by Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this

King Abdullah I of Jordan: As the Arabs See the Jews (1947)

King Abdullah I of Jordan: As the Arabs See the Jews (1947)

This link provides the full text of an article written by King Abdullah I of Jordan in The American Magazine

A Search for Solid Ground: The First Intifada Through Israeli Eyes

A Search for Solid Ground: The First Intifada Through Israeli Eyes

Filmed in 1989, during the First Intifada, this video clip (11:03) is an excerpt from the PBS documentary, “A Search for Solid

What Were the Intifadas?

What Were the Intifadas?

Created by NowThis News, a liberal American media company, this informative video (05:11) presents an overview of the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas,

Statement by the Arab League upon the Declaration of the State of Israel (May 15, 1948)

Statement by the Arab League upon the Declaration of the State of Israel (May 15, 1948)

This post presents the text of the cablegram sent from the Secretary General of the Arab League to the Secretary

The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion (Video & Teachers’ Guide)

The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion (Video & Teachers’ Guide)

This post provides excellent educational resources about the 35 soldiers who were killed during the War of Independence trying to

Israel’s War of Independence: Background, Major Battles & Repercussions

Israel’s War of Independence: Background, Major Battles & Repercussions

This thorough article by Matt Plen,Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism in the UK, provides a relatively balanced overview of the historical background,

Clash of Nationalisms: Arabs in Zionist Thought

Clash of Nationalisms: Arabs in Zionist Thought

From My Jewish Learning, this article by Scott Copeland, head of education for Onward Israel, explores the conflict between Jewish and Arab nationalist

The 1948 War Through Arab Eyes

The 1948 War Through Arab Eyes

Written by Salman Masalha, a Druze Israeli poet and writer, this article reveals the rhetoric published in Arab newspapers prior to

A Detailed Timeline of the War of Independence

A Detailed Timeline of the War of Independence

From the Zionism-Israel Center advocacy website, this link opens up a thorough chronology of events from November 1947 – September

Why the Arabs were Defeated in 1948

Why the Arabs were Defeated in 1948

Published in Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this article explores the different explanations offered by historians for the Arab

The Truth About the Refugees: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Truth About the Refugees: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Featuring Danny Ayalon, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the US, this animated video (05:30) suggests that the Palestinian refugee crisis

Who Are the Palestinian Refugees?

Who Are the Palestinian Refugees?

Produced by the BBC, this news segment (06:14) explores the Palestinian refugee crisis, including the creation of Palestinian refugees in

The Jewish Underground in 1947-1948: Haganah, Irgun, Stern

The Jewish Underground in 1947-1948: Haganah, Irgun, Stern

In this video (04:52), filmed at a pro-Israel conference in 2009, Israeli historian Benny Morris explains the three underground Jewish

Israel’s Legal Founding & the War of Independence

Israel’s Legal Founding & the War of Independence

Created by PragerU, a Conservative American educational non-profit organization, this video (05:23) shows how the founding of the State of Israel, often accused

Maps: 1947-1967

Maps: 1947-1967

From the website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this post presents three useful maps in understanding the development

Comparing Jewish & Palestinian Refugees

Comparing Jewish & Palestinian Refugees

Created by PragerU, a Conservative American educational non-profit organization, this video (04:22) compares the well-known narrative of Palestinian refugees from the Israeli-Arab War

The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 & Nakba Explained

The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 & Nakba Explained

Created by TRT World, a Turkish international news channel, this video (05:29) explains the causes and implications of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948,

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Produced by i24News to mark 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, this video (05:26) looks back on some

From the Veterans: Different Perspectives on the War of Independence and Israel Today

From the Veterans: Different Perspectives on the War of Independence and Israel Today

Produced by Haaretz, a liberal Israeli news source, this video (04:16) presents interviews with two Israelis who fought in the War

History in Five: The War of Independence

History in Five: The War of Independence

From the History in Five YouTube Channel, this educational video (05:11) presents an overview of Israel’s War of Independence, including

The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs – 1948 War + Background

The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs – 1948 War + Background

A clip from the 1999 PBS documentary “The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs,” this video (08:21) presents a

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

This article from the Times of Israel describes a unique encounter between Israeli and Jordanian veterans of the Six Day

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

From the official website of Ammunition Hill, this link provides detailed information about the role of the Paratrooper Brigade during

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Written by journalist Paul Auster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this article from the Jerusalem

Inspired by 1967: A Panel Discussion with Yossi Klein Halevi, Michael Oren & Nir Barkat

Inspired by 1967: A Panel Discussion with Yossi Klein Halevi, Michael Oren & Nir Barkat

Held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this video (17:30) presents a panel discussion about

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

This home video (02:50) takes viewers on a brief tour of the bunkers and trenches of Ammunition Hill, emphasizing the heroism

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

In this video (04:19), produced by i24News to mark 50 years since the Six Day War, Yaakov “Yaki” Hetz, a decorated IDF veteran

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (02:09) describes the Memorial Site of Ammunition Hill as a symbol of Jewish and Israeli

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

In this video (05:12), Abraham Rabinovich, author of “”The Battle for Jerusalem,” describes the battle for Ammunition Hill, including the strategic

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

This video (07:40) recalls the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill, explaining why this strategic site needed to be conquered in

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

Produced by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, this moving video (08:29) tells the story of Israel’s 1967 battles for Jerusalem and

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

In this video (04:02), three IDF veterans recall the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War. With honesty,

The Conquest of Armon Hanatziv in 1967

The Conquest of Armon Hanatziv in 1967

From the Ammunition Hill Memorial Site website, this lengthy article provides a detailed account of the military conquest of Armon

The Modern History of Armon Hanatziv

The Modern History of Armon Hanatziv

This short video (0:52) provides a brief historical timeline of the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, from its founding in 1928, through

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

From HaAtika, the official website of the Old City of Jerusalem, this post presents a concise history of the Old

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Created by the Israel Defense Forces, this moving video (01:04) recalls the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and

Zionism in Animation: The Six Day War

Zionism in Animation: The Six Day War

Part of The Jewish Story In Animation, a Zionist educational initiative, this animated video (02:42) tells the story of the Six Day War

Zionism in Animation: 1967 – Jordan’s Incredible Mistake

Zionism in Animation: 1967 – Jordan’s Incredible Mistake

Part of The Jewish Story In Animation, a Zionist educational initiative, this animated video (02:12) tells the complex story of the beginning of

Zionism in Animation: How the State Of Israel was Born

Zionism in Animation: How the State Of Israel was Born

Part of The Jewish Story In Animation, a Zionist educational initiative, this animated video (03:05) tells the story of the

Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?

Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?

Created by PragerU, a Conservative American educational non-profit organization, this video (04:32) challenges the commonly held view that Israel’s policy of building civilian

Rabbi Sacks on Jerusalem: The 50th Anniversary of Reunification

Rabbi Sacks on Jerusalem: The 50th Anniversary of Reunification

In this moving video (7:15), Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the previous Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, tells the moving story of

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (Text & Video)

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (Text & Video)

This post provides resources about the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, including a short video with information and

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Prayer for the Peace of Israel During Wartime

Prayer for the Peace of Israel During Wartime

This prayer for the peace of Israel during wartime was written by the late Rabbi Ron Aigen for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call

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Sarit Hadad: Hear O’ Israel / When the Heart Cries

Sarit Hadad: Hear O’ Israel / When the Heart Cries

This moving song was written by Yossi Gispan in the wake of the brutal lynching of two Israeli soldiers in

Subliminal & The Shadow: Hope

Subliminal & The Shadow: Hope

Released in 2002, during the Second Intifada, this optimistic song expresses both a frustration with the senseless loss of life, as

Subliminal: Biladi (My Country)

Subliminal: Biladi (My Country)

Released in 2002, during the Second Intifada, this song by Israeli rapper Ya’akov “Kobi” Shimoni (known by his stage name

Al Quds Tunadeena: Oh Jerusalem, Our Home

Al Quds Tunadeena: Oh Jerusalem, Our Home

Released during the Second Intifada, this religious and nationalistic song by Ahmed Bukhatir, a Muslim singer, businessman and politician in

Haim Hefer / Arik Lavi: Nasser is Waiting for Rabin

Haim Hefer / Arik Lavi: Nasser is Waiting for Rabin

Written in the “waiting period” before the Six Day War, this upbeat song was written by Haim Hefer and performed

Ron Eliran: Sharm El Sheikh

Ron Eliran: Sharm El Sheikh

Written by Ron Eliran during the Six Day War, this song commemorates Israel’s capture of Sharm El Sheikh, a city

Naomi Shemer / Nachal Band: Tomorrow

Naomi Shemer / Nachal Band: Tomorrow

Written by Naomi Shemer for the Nachal Military Band, this optimistic song which dreams of a time of peace and prosperity

The Kingdom of the Hermon

The Kingdom of the Hermon

Written by Yovav Katz, composed by Effi Netzer, and performed by the Military Band of the IDF in 1968, “Kingdom

Colonel Bagshot: Six Day War

Colonel Bagshot: Six Day War

From the 1971 album, “Oh, What a Lovely War,” many believe that this depresssing anti-war song entitled “Six Day War”

Chava Alberstein: My Daughter, Are you Cyring or Laughing?

Chava Alberstein: My Daughter, Are you Cyring or Laughing?

Written after the Six Day War, this iconic Israeli song describes a young girl from Kibbutz Gadot not knowing how

Ehud Banai & the Refugees: Stir the Cement

Ehud Banai & the Refugees: Stir the Cement

Released by Ehud Banai and The Refugees during the First Intifada, this song is written from the perspective of a

Shlomo Artzi: New Land

Shlomo Artzi: New Land

Released during the First Intifada, this song is written as a continuous conversation between fathers and sons over the course

Where Are The Millions? A Lebanese Song from the First Intifada

Where Are The Millions? A Lebanese Song from the First Intifada

Written and performed by Lebanese resistance singer, Julia Burtrus, this song, which became popular during the First Intifada, encourages both the

I Call Upon You: A Palestinian Song From the First Intifada

I Call Upon You: A Palestinian Song From the First Intifada

Originally written as a poem in 1966 by the Palestinian poet, Tawfeeq Zayyad, this song became popular leading up the First Intifada.

Nurit Galron: After We’re Gone, Let the Flood Come

Nurit Galron: After We’re Gone, Let the Flood Come

Released by Israeli singer Nurit Galron during the First Intifada, this controversial song criticised the Israeli public (and those living in

Si Himan: Shooting & Crying

Si Himan: Shooting & Crying

Written by Si Himan during the First Intifada, this haunting song explores the effects of war and violence on Israeli society

Chava Alberstein: Had Gadya

Chava Alberstein: Had Gadya

Written by Chava Alberstein during the First Intifada, Had Gadya is based on an Aramaic song from the Passover Haggadah.

The Song of the Palmach

The Song of the Palmach

This song (until 01:52) was the anthem of the Palmach, the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

Written in 1977, this classic Israeli folk song by the Central Command Variety Ensemble of the Israel Defense Forces (Pikud Hamercaz)

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Written by Haim Gouri, composed by Shmuel Farshko and performed by Yaffa Yarkoni, this moving song commemorates the battles of

The Nachal Band: Song of Friendship

The Nachal Band: Song of Friendship

Written by Haim Gouri at the end of the War of Independence and most famously sung by The Nachal Band,

Yaffa Yarkoni: In the Plains of the Negev

Yaffa Yarkoni: In the Plains of the Negev

Originally written in Russian by P. Mamaychuk in 1943 with music by L. Shokhin, this song was translated to a Hebrew

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

“Jerusalem of Iron” was written by Israeli singer-songwriter Meir Ariel following the Six Day War to the melody of Naomi

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

This video presents a song about the Six Day War by Sabaton, a Swedish heavy metal band who’s songs recount

Ammunition Hill Song

Ammunition Hill Song

Written by Yair Rosenblum and Yoram Taharlev, this famous song (in Hebrew with English subtitles) tells the story of the bloody

HaDag Nachash: The Sticker Song (with educational guide)

HaDag Nachash: The Sticker Song (with educational guide)

Released in 2004, amidst the Second Intifada, this hip-hop song is a collection of Israeli bumper stickers representing the full spectrum of religious

One More Brother: A Song About the Conflict

One More Brother: A Song About the Conflict

This powerful song expresses the hopelessness of the endless cycle of violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a desire

Ein Li Eretz Acheret / I Have No Other Country: An Iconic Zionist Song

Ein Li Eretz Acheret / I Have No Other Country: An Iconic Zionist Song

Written by Israeli singer-songwriter Corinne Allal in 1989, during the First Intifada, this moving song, performed here by Gali Atari,

A Hamas Song Encouraging Rocket Attacks Against Israel

A Hamas Song Encouraging Rocket Attacks Against Israel

Produced by the Hamas-operated Al-Aqsa TV channel during the 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict, this threatening music video celebrates and encourages rocket attacks

Muki: Songs of War & Peace

Muki: Songs of War & Peace

This post presents two songs about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by the Israeli singer and rapper, Muki. Written in 2002, in

A Palestinian Incitement Song Threatening Terror Attacks

A Palestinian Incitement Song Threatening Terror Attacks

This threatening animated music video warns “Zionists” of deadly terrorist attacks and kidnappings. Sung in Arabic with onscreen English subtitles, this

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

This popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer describes the Jewish people’s age-old yearning for and ultimate return to Jerusalem. Released just

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Written by Israeli lyricist Yossi Gamzu and performed by Israeli singer Ofra Haza, the song HaKotel conveys the significance of the Western

Koolulam: 12,000 Israelis Sing Naomi Shemer’s “Al Kol Ele”

Koolulam: 12,000 Israelis Sing Naomi Shemer’s “Al Kol Ele”

This inspirational video presents 12,000 Israelis from all walks of life who gathered together to sing “Al Kol Ele” by

Gad Elbaz: The Prayer for the IDF

Gad Elbaz: The Prayer for the IDF

This video presents popular Israeli artist Gad Elbaz’s musical rendition of the prayer for the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, which

With What Shall I Bless Him?

With What Shall I Bless Him?

Written by Rachel Shapira in memory of her classmate Eldad Krock, a young reservist killed in the in the Six

Identity Card: Mahmoud Darwish Poem & Song of the First Intifada

Identity Card: Mahmoud Darwish Poem & Song of the First Intifada

Originally written as a poem by iconic Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish in 1964, this song recalls the humiliation and frustration of Palestinians

Natan Alterman: Elifelet

Natan Alterman: Elifelet

Performed here by the IDF for Memorial Day, this song, written as a poem by Natan Alterman in 1959 and

Haim Hefer: Yes, It’s Possible

Haim Hefer: Yes, It’s Possible

This song was originally written as a poem by iconic Israeli poet, Haim Hefer, who served in the Palmach during

Natan Alterman / Yehoram Gaon: The Silver Platter

Natan Alterman / Yehoram Gaon: The Silver Platter

This haunting song conveys the great sacrifices upon which the State of Israel was establishment. Soon after the release of

The IDF Sings Unetanneh Tokeh to a Melody Inspired by the Yom Kippur War

The IDF Sings Unetanneh Tokeh to a Melody Inspired by the Yom Kippur War

To the backdrop of footage from the Yom Kippur War, this moving video shows the IDF Chief Cantor Ltc. Shai Abramson

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Texts of Ariel Sharon & Mahmoud Abbas’ Ceasefire Declarations

Texts of Ariel Sharon & Mahmoud Abbas’ Ceasefire Declarations

This post provides links to the full texts of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ declaration

Survivors of the Passover Terror Attack Reflect

Survivors of the Passover Terror Attack Reflect

Through interviews with survivors, this moving video (02:56) looks back on the suicide bombing at the Park Hotel in Netanya

Map: The Situation on the Eve of the Second Intifada (2000)

Map: The Situation on the Eve of the Second Intifada (2000)

From the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this map shows which areas were under full Israeli control, which under full

Breakdown of Causalities During the Second Intifada

Breakdown of Causalities During the Second Intifada

This chart presents the number of Israeli and Palestinian casualties from September 27, 2000 through January 1, 2005. Including a

A Timeline of the Second Intifada

A Timeline of the Second Intifada

From BBC News, this detailed timeline lists the major events of the Second Intifada, from Ariel Sharon’s controversial visit to

Ariel Sharon On Visiting the Temple Mount

Ariel Sharon On Visiting the Temple Mount

This video clip (01:21) from September 29, 2000 features Ariel Sharon, then Israel’s opposition leader, explaining his controversial visit one day

PA Minister: Intifada Planned Since Camp David

PA Minister: Intifada Planned Since Camp David

This short clip (0:45) from December 5, 2000 presents Imad Falugi, the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Communications, revealing that the Second Intifada was

Interviews with Nine People About the Six Day War

Interviews with Nine People About the Six Day War

Written by Conal Urquhart for the British newspaper, The Guardian, this lengthy article presents nine different personal perspectives of the

Six Day War Maps

Six Day War Maps

This post presents three important maps for understanding the impact of the Six Day War: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Arab Political Six Day War Cartoons

Arab Political Six Day War Cartoons

This post presents ten political cartoons published before and during the Six Day War. Contributing to fear in Israeli society

A Timeline of the Six Day War

A Timeline of the Six Day War

Created by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a pro-Israel media-monitoring and research organization, this useful post presents a concise

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

Produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, this short interview (04:26) with photographer David Rubinger reveals the story behind the iconic picture of

With What Shall I Bless Him?

With What Shall I Bless Him?

Written by Rachel Shapira in memory of her classmate Eldad Krock, a young reservist killed in the in the Six

The Six Day War Scroll: The Story of Yom Yerushalayim and the Six Days of Deliverance

The Six Day War Scroll: The Story of Yom Yerushalayim and the Six Days of Deliverance

In this video (05:35), Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi introduces his book, “The Six Day War Scroll,” which tells the miraculous story of Israel’s

The Stone Throwers: A Syrian Computer Game from The First Intifada

The Stone Throwers: A Syrian Computer Game from The First Intifada

This video (03:49) presents a computer game released in Syria about the First Intifada, in which the player is a Palestinian protester

Palestinian Posters from the First Intifada

Palestinian Posters from the First Intifada

This post presents eight Palestinian posters from the First Intifada from the Palestinian Liberation Movement Collection in Yale University’s library.

Footage of Typical Violence from The First Intifada

Footage of Typical Violence from The First Intifada

With no context or narration, this short video (01:15) presents footage of typical violence between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during the

Intifada: An Israeli Computer Game from The First Intifada

Intifada: An Israeli Computer Game from The First Intifada

This video (08:43) presents a computer game released in Israel during the First Intifada, in which the player is an Israeli

Identity Card: Mahmoud Darwish Poem & Song of the First Intifada

Identity Card: Mahmoud Darwish Poem & Song of the First Intifada

Originally written as a poem by iconic Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish in 1964, this song recalls the humiliation and frustration of Palestinians

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

This link provides a sample of letters that capture the spirit of the new country from the book “Letters from Jerusalem, 1947-1948”

Natan Alterman: Elifelet

Natan Alterman: Elifelet

Performed here by the IDF for Memorial Day, this song, written as a poem by Natan Alterman in 1959 and

Haim Hefer: Yes, It’s Possible

Haim Hefer: Yes, It’s Possible

This song was originally written as a poem by iconic Israeli poet, Haim Hefer, who served in the Palmach during

Natan Alterman / Yehoram Gaon: The Silver Platter

Natan Alterman / Yehoram Gaon: The Silver Platter

This haunting song conveys the great sacrifices upon which the State of Israel was establishment. Soon after the release of

A Map of Each Day of the War of Independence

A Map of Each Day of the War of Independence

This short illustrative video (01:17) depicts the land lost and gained by each side on every day of the Arab-Israeli War

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

This video (1:31) is a trailer for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

The IDF Sings Unetanneh Tokeh to a Melody Inspired by the Yom Kippur War

The IDF Sings Unetanneh Tokeh to a Melody Inspired by the Yom Kippur War

To the backdrop of footage from the Yom Kippur War, this moving video shows the IDF Chief Cantor Ltc. Shai Abramson

The Western Wall: A Poem

The Western Wall: A Poem

This poem by Anthony Shacknofsky conveys the significance of the Western Wall through a poetic summary of the history of this

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

An excerpt from a longer article about the liberation of the Western Wall in the Six Day War in 1967

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

This short video from the Israel Defense Forces presents actual footage from the historic moment when Israeli soldiers overcame Arab

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

This post offers the English translation of a selection of poems about Jerusalem, written by the iconic poet, Yehuda Amichai,

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

In this moving poem, Israeli songwriter, poet and writer, Haim Hefer, poetically describes the historic moment of the liberation of the

An Israel-Focused High Holiday Lesson Plan

An Israel-Focused High Holiday Lesson Plan

This thorough lesson plan aims to help students “taste” the ethnic diversity of the Jewish communities in Israel, experience the immense

Prayer for the Peace of Israel During Wartime

Prayer for the Peace of Israel During Wartime

This prayer for the peace of Israel during wartime was written by the late Rabbi Ron Aigen for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call

CAMERA: The Six Day War Website

CAMERA: The Six Day War Website

Created by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a pro-Israel media-monitoring and research organization, this website is

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (03:20) presents the tensions in Jerusalem immediately following the Six Day War. The video

BBC Archives: The Immediate Aftermath of the Six Day War

BBC Archives: The Immediate Aftermath of the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (04:52) presents the immediate aftermath of the Six Day War, reported live from

IDF Commander of West Bank Recalls the First Intifada

IDF Commander of West Bank Recalls the First Intifada

Produced by Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this video (02:18) includes an interview with the IDF Commander of the West Bank

The Story of an IDF Soldier & A Palestinian Protester During the First Intifada

The Story of an IDF Soldier & A Palestinian Protester During the First Intifada

Produced by Martin Fletcher, an author and former NBC News’ Middle East correspondent, this video (05:27) follows the story of

An IDF Soldier During The First Intifada: “It Changed Me Forever”

An IDF Soldier During The First Intifada: “It Changed Me Forever”

In this personal article, Ori Weisberg recalls his experiences as a Labor Zionist lone soldier during the First Intifada, emphasizing

King Abdullah I of Jordan: As the Arabs See the Jews (1947)

King Abdullah I of Jordan: As the Arabs See the Jews (1947)

This link provides the full text of an article written by King Abdullah I of Jordan in The American Magazine

Statement by the Arab League upon the Declaration of the State of Israel (May 15, 1948)

Statement by the Arab League upon the Declaration of the State of Israel (May 15, 1948)

This post presents the text of the cablegram sent from the Secretary General of the Arab League to the Secretary

The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion (Video & Teachers’ Guide)

The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion (Video & Teachers’ Guide)

This post provides excellent educational resources about the 35 soldiers who were killed during the War of Independence trying to

A Detailed Timeline of the War of Independence

A Detailed Timeline of the War of Independence

From the Zionism-Israel Center advocacy website, this link opens up a thorough chronology of events from November 1947 – September

Maps: 1947-1967

Maps: 1947-1967

From the website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this post presents three useful maps in understanding the development

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Created by the Israel Defense Forces, this moving video (01:04) recalls the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (Text & Video)

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (Text & Video)

This post provides resources about the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, including a short video with information and

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