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The opportunity and challenge of Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem Liberation Day is a time to rememberr miracles, like the story of the battle for San Simon, but it is alo a time to take stock.

The opportunity and challenge of Jerusalem Day

Nakba: The Arab self-inflicted catastrophe

The "Nakba" victimhood narrative is myth, the Arabs' 1948 attacking Israel in an undisguised attempt to murder its Jews is fact. Op-ed.

Nakba: The Arab self-inflicted catastrophe

The Jewish people alone created Israel, not the Holocaust and not the UN

Four facts that put the lie to the tidy narrative that the creation of Israel was a result of European guilt. Op-ed.

The Jewish people created Israel, not the Holocaust or the UN

The Canadian 'Falcon of Malta' who died for Israel

'Top Guns': The little-known story of the decorated Canadian WWII pilot who died mysteriously in 1948 after joining the Israeli Air Force.

The Canadian 'Falcon of Malta' who died for Israel

Remembering the 1948 'Road of Heroism' on Jerusalem Day

Only one road supplied the Jews of Jerusalem in 1948 and it was blocked by the Arab Legion. Read the heroic tale of the Burma Road. Op-ed.

Remembering the 1948 "Road of Heroism"

Who starts wars does matter

Who starts wars does matter

The mind of a Zionist revolutionary

The mind of a Zionist revolutionary

Criticism of Trump's Judea/Samaria decision - is it based on facts?

Criticism of Trump's Judea/Samaria decision - is it based on facts?

The issues fought about in 1948 are those of 2019

The issues fought about in 1948 are those of 2019

Myths and facts on the Nakba

Myths and facts on the Nakba

An open letter to Rashida Tlaib

An open letter to Rashida Tlaib

Rare photo collection from Israel’s War of Independence revealed

Photos include images from day Arab forces surrender Haifa port to IDF, in which soldiers raise Israeli flag at the port for the first time.

Rare photo collection from Israel’s War of Independence revealed

War of Independence hero passes away

Holocaust survivor David Ben David, one of the last defenders of Kfar Etzion in 1948, passes away at 98.

War of Independence hero passes awayplayer

War of Independence fallen's grave found after almost 70 years

Liebke Schaffer, who was killed while rescuing an injured man during the 1948 War of Independence, finally found.

War of Independence fallen's grave found after almost 70 years

Veterans meets 70 years after War of Independence

Members of 8th Armored Brigade, the oldest armored brigade in the IDF, reunite 70 years after they fought together.

Veterans meets 70 years after War of Independence

Watch: First of Chief of Staff's office director speaks

Shosh Habas talks about being the office director of the first IDF Chief of Staff, and the challenges of the War of Independence.

Watch: First of Chief of Staff's office director speaksplayer

This Holocaust survivor fought in Israel's War of Independence

Israel at 70: Holocaust survivor recalls his journey to Israel and his experiences fighting in Israel’s War of Independence.

This Holocaust survivor fought in Israel's War of Independence

Bennett strips funding from play accusing IDF of war crimes

Education Minister drops play depicting IDF soldiers as war criminals from 'Culture Basket' of performances shown to high school students.

Bennett strips funding from play accusing IDF of war crimes

Bennett orders review of play about Israeli 'conquest'

Education Ministry to review funding for play depicting IDF soldiers as murderers in 1948 War of Independence.

Bennett orders review of play about Israeli 'conquest'

Pilot who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

Former U.S. Navy pilot Mitchell Flint, who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948, dies in Los Angeles.

Pilot who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

Yitzhak Rabin's binoculars to be auctioned off

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's binoculars to be sold at Jerusalem auction house. The starting price? $5,000.

Yitzhak Rabin's binoculars to be auctioned off

Jordan's shameful record

Jordan's shameful record

'There was no massacre at Deir Yassin'

New book meticulously documents battle of Deir Yassin. Both Arab and Jewish testimony point to the same conclusion: there was no massacre.

'There was no massacre at Deir Yassin'

Born a Muslim - but killed as a Jew

Samaria Regional Council to hold memorial for late Irgun fighter Baruch Mizrahi who fell in the War of Independence.

Born a Muslim - but killed as a Jew

Remembering the 'last of kin' who fell in War of Independence

6000 youths visited the graves of 148 Holocaust survivors who were the last remnant of their families and fell in War of Independence.

Remembering the 'last of kin' who fell in War of Independence

CIA: UK armed, encouraged Arabs against Israel in 1948

Declassified CIA documents provide evidence UK encouraged Arabs to oppose foundation of Israel, helped them acquire weapons.

CIA: UK armed, encouraged Arabs against Israel in 1948

David Ben Gurion and the Arabs

David Ben Gurion and the Arabs

'I Started the War of Independence'

Haganah officer Shmuel Albeck recounts how he relayed the report that marked the start of the war in 1947.

'I Started the War of Independence'player

Funeral for Unknown Soldier - 66 Years Later

19 year-old soldier Yehoshua Haver died in the War of Independence, but his burial place was unknown - until now.

Funeral for Unknown Soldier - 66 Years Later

The Arabs Will Lose Jerusalem Too

The Arabs Will Lose Jerusalem Too

Independence War Weapons Cache Discovered in North

A long-hidden weapons cache has been uncovered in the Beit Shean Valley, near Kibbutz Mesilot.

Independence War Weapons Cache Discovered in North

Award for Veteran Hareidi Soldier

Yaakov Laniado, who survived an angry mob, fell captive in war, and went undercover in Syria, recounts his remarkable story to Arutz Sheva.

Award for Hareidi Soldier Who Fought in Israel's Major Wars

Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzion

A new memorial to the Jews slain in Gush Etzion includes a video that captures the region’s inspiring, tragic history.

New Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzionplayer

100-Year-Old General: We Razed Villages, So What?

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Pundak: If we hadn't done it, there would be a million more Arabs and there would be no Israel.

100-Year-Old General: We Razed Arab Villages, So What?

Rabbi’s Wartime Diary on Battle for Jerusalem

Rabbi Shar Yishuv Hacohen wrote of the fall of Jerusalem and of his own inner debate between Torah study and armed combat.

Rabbi’s Wartime Diary Sheds Light on Battle for Jerusalem

Abbas and Bibi: ’48 War not Over

Netanyahu and Abbas agree: The “conflict” between Arabs and the Jewish state was not settled in the 1948 war. Abbas’ op-ed rewrites history.

Abbas and Netanyahu Agree: War of 1948 Has not Ended

Lebanese Town Erases Jewish Name

A old Jewish neighborhood in Sidon that kept its Jewish name throughout the tribulations of Lebanese-Israeli tensions - finally lost the name.

Lebanese Neighborhood Erases Jewish Name

Honors for Former US-IAF Pilot

A former Israel Air Force fighter pilot and US ex-Marine will be honored in Washington next week for his service to his first adopted homeland.

US Marines To Honor The Man Who Saved Tel Aviv

The 'Lamed Heh' Remembered

The nephew of the "Lamed Heh" says "the account with the people of Jaba and Tzurif is not settled."

'Lamed Heh' Commander's Nephew Sends Message of Revenge to Arabs