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Unintentional heroes

It was one of the biggest disastrous errors in the history of Zionism. Perhaps that is why as the years went by, it was forgotten.Opinion.

Unintentional heroes

Israel, youngest and oldest of nations

Lockdowns, enemies, peace, politics? The eternal nation is not afraid of what lies ahead. Ode to Israel by Jorge Luis Borges.

Israel, youngest and oldest of nations

Ben-Gurion's first Tu B'Shvat

Ben-Gurion came to the Yeshurun Synagogue for Tu B'Shvat in 1949. "First time in Israel that I am in a synagogue during prayer."

Ben-Gurion's first Tu B'Shvat

Photo of wrong PM shown at Ben-Gurion memorial

Invitation to the memorial ceremony for Israel’s first Prime Minister erroneously showed a picture of Israel's third PM, Levi Eshkol.

Photo of wrong PM shown at Ben-Gurion memorial

'The south is Israel's golden ticket, Ben-Gurion taught'

'In the footsteps of Ben-Gurion, we must remember that fighting for the south, for the Negev, is not just fighting against terrorism.'

'The south is Israel's golden ticket, Ben-Gurion taught'

Israel to restore, refurbish, seven heritage sites

At celebratory Cabinet meeting, PM Netanyahu promises to restore, refurbish 8 heritage sites, thanks world leaders for warm wishes.

Israel to restore, refurbish, seven heritage sites

Ben Gurion's hometown celebrates Israel's Independence Day

Birthplace of former PM Ben-Gurion marks Israel's Independence Day with march, dancing.

Ben Gurion's hometown celebrates Israel's Independence Dayplayer

Unveiled: Letter from painter Marc Chagall

IDF unveils letter from Marc Chagall congratulating Israel's first PM on the creation of the State.

Unveiled: Letter from painter Marc Chagall

Shaked: We survived Pharaoh, we'll survive this too

Justice Minister says UN Security Council decision just before Hanukkah is reminiscent of Jewish history.

Shaked: We survived Pharaoh, we'll survive this too

Ben-Gurion favored Judea-Samaria withdrawal?

Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with 1st prime minister shows he was for relinquishing territory for peace, except Jerusalem.

Ben-Gurion favored Judea-Samaria withdrawal, new film shows

Ben Gurion Told Rabbis: I Wish I'd Studied Torah

Fascinating protocols detail first Israeli prime minister's meeting with leading rabbis; 'I know that we will not be saved by the sword...'

Ben Gurion Told Leading Rabbis: I Wish I'd Studied More Torah

Marzel: We Will Send Tibi and Zoabi to Syria

Two new Otzma Yehudit campaign clips show party sending Tibi and Zoabi to Syria, and 'following in footsteps' of David Ben-Gurion.

Marzel: We Will Send 'Terrorists' Tibi and Zoabi to Syria

Likud Reminds US Opposed Foundation of Israel Too

As tension grows over US deal Netanyahu says will leave Iran as a nuclear threat, Likud comes out with hard-hitting campaign video.

New Likud Ad Reminds the US Opposed Foundation of Israel Tooplayer

'History Proves Israel Can Withstand US Pressure'

Former envoy to US insists Israel can and should stand up to US pressure - particularly under 'dramatically weak' Barack Obama.

Former Envoy: History Proves Israel Can Withstand US Pressure