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Israel - Page 1

Israel - Page 2

Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl
Hibbat Zion, Hovevei Zion and Bilu
Zionist Leaders and Thinkers
The Hebrew Language
The Presidency
Legislature: The Knesset - The Parliament of Israel
Executive: The Goverment
Prime Ministers
Judiciary: The Court System
Local Goverment
National Institutes
Political Movements
Youth Movements
Army and Defense
Chiefs of Staff
Writers, Poets, Artisits and Scholars
Religious Zionism
Chief Rabbies
Minority Communities
The Israeli-Arab Conflict
Camp-David Accords
Research Institutes
Databases and Archives
Zionist Education
Zionist Organizations
Women in Israel
Independence Day
Centenary of Zionism


Zionism - Table of Contents - JSOURCE - The Jewish Student Online Resource Center
Pre-State Israel - Table of Contents - JSOURCE
Israel - Table of Contents - JSOURCE
History of Israel - Table of Contents - JSOURCE
The State of Israel - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Zionist Exposition - The World Zionist Organization
Zionism - Benyamin Neuberger
Zionist Glossary - The Jewish Agency - The Department for Jewish Zionist Education
Israel - A Country Study - The Library of Congress
Encyclopedia Britannica - Israel
Encyclopedia Britannica - Zionism

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Benjamin Zeev Herzl (1860-1904)

Theodore Herzl - The Jewish Agency
Theodore Herzl - Nurit Reshef
Herzl's Diary - Palestine 1898 (Hebrew)
Theodor Herzl - The Jewish State (1896) - The Zionist Library
Excerpts From Herzl's The Jewish State - JSOURCE

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Hibbat Zion, Hovevei Zion and BILU

Hibbat Zion - JSOURCE
Leon (Yehuda Leib) Pinsker (1821-1891), Zionist pioneer - The Jewish Agency
Leon Pinsker - Auto-Emancipation (1882) - The Zionist Library
Hovevei Zion - JSOURCE
Israel Belkind (1861-1929), Bilu Founder and Educator - The Jewish Agency
Chaim Hissin (1865-1932), Physician and Bilu Pioneer - The Jewish Agency

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Israel Shochat (1886-1961), Pioneer and Founder of HaShomer - The Jewish Agency
Mania (Wilbushewitcz) Shochat (1880-1961), Leader of HaShomer organization - The Jewish Agency
Alexander Zaid (1886-1938), Pioneer and founder of HaShomer - The Jewish Agency
Hashomer Museum

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Aaron Aharonsohn (1876-1919) - JSOURCE
Sarah Aharonsohn (1890-1917) - JSOURCE
Naaman Belkind (1889-1917) - The Jewish Agency
Aharonsohn House Museum

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Machtarot (The Underground Military Organizations, Before 1948)

The Haganah - JSOURCE
The Hagana Site
Eliyahu Golomb (1893-1945), Leader of the Jewish defense effort in Palestine and chief architect of the Haganah between 1920 and 1948 - The Jewish Agency
Phalmach - Educational Site (Hebrew)
The Palmach People - An Exhibition in the Ig'al Alon House (down 06/03)
Sadeh, Yitzhak (1890-1952), Creator of the Palmach - The Jewish Agency
Yigal Allon (1918-1980) - The Jewish Agency
The Etzel Site
The Acre Prison Break - Yehuda Lapidot
Avraham Stern (1907-1942) Poet, Underground Fighter, and Founder of Lehi - The Jewish Agency

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Ha'apala (Clandestine Immigration)

The Ha'apala Project - Tel-Aviv University
The Struma Tragedy

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Zionist Leaders and Thinkers

Ahad Ha'am (1856-1927) - JSOURCE
Ahad Ha'am - Anticipations and Survivals (1891) - The Zionist Library
Ahad Ha'am - Jewish State and Jewish Problem (1897) - The Zionist Library
Ahad Ha'am - The Wrong Way (1889) - The Zionist Library
Chaim Arlosoroff (1899-1933) - The Jewish Agency
Arlosoroff, Zionism, and Israel - Jermy Rosner
Rahel Yanait Ben Zvi (1886-1979), Labor Leader, Educator, and Writer - The Jewish Agency
Nathan Birnbaum (Pseudonym: Mathias Ascher, 1864-1937) - JSOURCE
Ber Borochov (1881-1917), Socialist Zionist leader - The Jewish Agency
Meir Dizengoff (1861-1937), A founder and first mayor of Tel Aviv - The Jewish Agency
Nahum Goldmann (1895-1982), Zionist and World Jewish Leader - The Jewish Agency
Aharon David Gordon (1856-1922), Hebrew writer and Zionist, leader of the movement for settlement on the land (the halutzim) - The Jewish Agency
Abba Eban
Haika Grossman (d. 1996)
Yehoshua Hankin (1864-1945), Early pioneer - The Jewish Agency
Moses Hess (1812-1875), Father of Zionist Socialism - The Jewish Agency
Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky (1880-1940)
Ze'ev Jabotinsky - Nurit Reshef (Hebrew)
Ze'ev Jabotinsky Homepage - Noah Nissani
Berl Katznelson (1887-1944), leader of the Zionist labor movement and a central figure of the Second Aliyah - The Jewish Agency
Max Nordau (1849-1923), Co-founder of the World Zionist Organization, philosopher, writer, orator and physician - The Jewish Agency
Max Nordau - Address at the First Zionist Congress (1897) - The Zionist Library
Max Nordau - Address at the Sixth Zionist Congress (1903) - The Zionist Library
Aryeh Louis Pincus (1912-1973), Zionist Leader - The Jewish Agency
Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943), Sociologist and Zionist Settlement Leader - The Jewish Agency
Nahum Sokolow (1859-1936), Zionist leader, pioneer in Hebrew journalism and prolific Hebrew author - The Jewish Agency
Joseph Sprinzak (1885-1959), Israel labor leader and first speaker of the Knesset - The Jewish Agency
Nahman Syrkin (1868-1924), Socialist Zionist leader - The Jewish Agency
Henrietta Szold (1860 - 1943), Educator, author, social worker and founder of Hadassah - The Jewish Agency
Yitzhak Tabenkin (1887-1971), Labor Leader and Kibbutz Activist - The Jewish Agency
Avraham Menahem Mendel Ussishkin (1863-1941), Zionist leader and president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) - The Jewish Agency
Yosef Vitkin (1876-1912), Educator - The Jewish Agency
David Wolffsohn, 1856-1914, Second president of the World Zionist Organization - The Jewish Agency
David Yellin (1964-1941) - JSOURCE
Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), English Author and Jewish Leader - The Jewish Agency

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The Kibbutzim Site
Mishkei Hakibbutzim
Hakibbutz Hadati - The Religious Kibbutz Movement
List of Kibbutzim
Kibbutzim Internet Sites
Institute for Research on the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea - Haifa University
Kibbutz Database - Haifa University
The Old Courtyard
Kibbutz - What, Why, When, Where - Jon Fidler
Kibbutzim, Moshavim and Moshavot - The Jewish Agency
Women in the Changing World of the Kibbutz - Michal Palgi
Kibbutz Industry Association

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The Hebrew Language

The Eliezer Ben Yehudah Research Center for the Jewish Language
The Academy of the Hebrew Language
The Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922) - The Jewish Agency
Eliezer Ben Yehudah - Nurit Reshef (Hebrew)
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Revival of Hebrew - JSOURCE
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda: A Language Reborn - Jack Fellman
The Mother of Languages: The Influence of Hebrew on other Languages - Norman Berdichevsky
The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature
The Hebrew Writers Association in Israel (Hebrew)
Literature - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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The Presidency

The President of the State of Israel - The Knesset
The Presidency - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
President of the State - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Presidency - JSOURCE

Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952)

Chaim Weizmann - The Jewish Agency
Chaim Weizmann (Hebrew)
Chaim Weizmann - Nurit Reshef (Hebrew)

Yitzhak Ben Zvi (1884 - 1963)

Yitzhak Ben Zvi - The Jewish Agency

Shneur Zalman Shazar (1889-1974)

Shneur Zalman Shazar - The Jewish Agency

Ephraim Katzir (b. 1916)

Ephraim Katzir - The Jewish Agency

Yitzhak Navon (b. 1921)

Yitzhak Navon - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chaim Herzog (1918-1997)

Chaim Herzog - The Jewish Agency
Chaim Herzog Memorial Page

Ezer Weizmann (b. 1924)

Ezer Weizman - JSOURCE

Moshe Katsav (b. 1945)

Moshe Katsav - JSOURCE
Moshe Katsav (Hebrew)

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Legislature: The Knesset - The Parliament of Israel

Israel's Political Structure - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Israeli Democracy: How Does it Work? - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Elections - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Politics - JSOURCE
Legislature: The Knesset - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Knesset Website
The Knesset History
The Knesset Tour
Knesset Members of the Fifteenth Knesset

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Executive: The Goverment

Executive: The Government - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Goverment Gateway
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Constructing and Housing
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Immigrant Absorption
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Ministry of National Infrastructures
Ministry of Public Security
Ministry of Religious Affairs
Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Transport

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Prime Ministers

The Office of the Prime Minister
Excerpts from Speeches by the Prime Ministers of Israel

David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973)

David Ben-Gurion: The First Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
The Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute (Hebrew)
The Ben-Gurion Research Center
The Ben-Gurion Archives Online
David Ben-Gurion Bibliography
Ben-Gurion's House (Hebrew)
David Ben-Gurion - Amos Oz
David Ben-Gurion - Nurit Reshef
David Ben-Gurion, The Kingdom of the Spirit, The Atlantic Magazine November, 1961

Moshe Sharett (1894-1965)

Moshe Sharett: The Second Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Moshe Sharett - The Jewish Agency

Levi Eshkol (1895-1969)

Levi Eshkol: The Third Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Levi Eshkol's Website
Levi Eshkol - The Jewish Agency

Golda Meir (1898-1978)

Golda Meir: The Fourth Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
A Speech before the Council of Jewish Federations in Chicago on January 2, 1948
Golda Meir - Nurit Reshef
Biography - Golda Meir
Golda Meir
Meir, Golda (ne Mabovitch; 1898-1978)
BBC News Profile of Golda Meir
Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership
Golda Meir Quotations
Golda Meir - the Speech that made possible a Jewish State

Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)

Yitzhak Rabin: The Fifth Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Yizthak Rabin - Ministry of Defence
The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - JSOURCE
Knesset Memorial Site
Articles and Memorials to the Late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (down 06/03)
Political Assassinations
Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies
Yitzhak Rabin - Nurit Reshef
Yitzhak Rabin's Last Speech

Menachem Begin (1913-1992)

Menachem Begin: The Sixth Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Menachem Begin - 6th Prime Minister of Israel
Menachem Begin - Nurit Reshef

Yitzhak Shamir (b. 1915)

Yitzhak Shamir: The Seventh Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Yitzhak Shamir - 7th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Shamir - The Jewish Agency

Shimon Peres (b. 1923)

Shimon Peres: The Eighth Prime Minister - The Government of Israel
Shimon Peres - The Jewish Agency

Benjamin Netanyahu (b. 1949)

Benjamin Netanyahu: The Ninth Prime Minister  - The Government of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu - The Jewish Agency

Ehud Barak (b. 1942)

The Prime Minister   - The Government of Israel
Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak    -JSOURCE

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Judiciary: The Court System

Judiciary: The Court System - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Judiciary: The Court System - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Israel Judicial Authority Website
Tour of Supreme Court
Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court
The State Comptroller and Ombudsman - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The State Comptroller Website
Eliezer Goldberg, State Comptroller and Public Complaints Commissioner
The Attorney General - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Elyakim Rubinstein, Attorney-General

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Local Goverment

Local Goverment - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Union of Local Authorities in Israel
Israeli Local Government and Municipalities on the Internet

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National Institutes

Agricultural Research Organization
Bank of Israel
Central Bureau of Statistics
Civil Service Commission
Embassy of Israel - Washington D.C
Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
Goverment Companies Auothority
Goverment Publications Office
Income Tax Commission
Investment Promotion Center
Israel Airports Authority
Israel Antiquities Authority
Israeli Embassies
Israel Export Institute
Israel Institute for Biological Research
Israel Land Administration
Israel Ports and Railways Authority
Israel Postal Authority
Israel Space Agency
JNF - Jewish National Fund
KKL-JNF Jerusalem
National Insurance Institute
National Photo Collection
Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
Shil - Citizen Info Service
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
Sports and Physical Education Authority
State of Israel Information Technologies
The Council for the Preserving of Historical Sites
The Israel National Parks and Nature Protection Authority
The Survey of Israel

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Parties - JSOURCE
Agudat Israel - Eliezer Segal
Avoda (Labour)
Israel Beytenu
Mifleget Hamercaz
Shas - Eliezer Segal

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Political Movements

Dor Shalom
Four Mothers
Gush Shalom
Netivot Shalom - Oz Ve-Shalom
Peace Now
Professors for a Strong Israel
Women in Green
Zo Artzeinu

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Youth Movements

Youth Movements - JSOURCE
Habonim Dror
Hamahanot Haolim
Hanoar Hatzioni
Hashomer Hatzair
The Israel Hebrew Scouts Association (Hazofim)
Young Judaea

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Army and Defense

Ministry of Defense
Memorial Site for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel
IDF - Israel Defense Forces - Official Site
Israel Defense Forces - JSOURCE
History of the IDF
Born in Battle - The History of the IDF Through Four Decades - Benny Michelson
Israel Army Flag
IDF Insignia
Medals and Awards
Military Threats to Israel - JSOURCE
IDF Units
IDF Archive
The Israeli Air Force - IDF
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Air Force (Hebrew)
IAF Bulletin (Hebrew)
Articles about the IAF (Hebrew)
Israel at the Paris Air Show
The Israeli Air Force Museum
101 Squadron - Israel's First Fighter Squadron
Ron Arad (b. 1958) - The Jewish Agency
Free Ron Arad
Israel Navy
Israeli Submarines
Machal - Volunteers in Israel War of Independence
'Uvda' Operation
Border Guard (Hebrew)
Uzi Narkiss (1925-1997) - The Jewish Agency
Eli Cohen (1924-1965) - The Jewish Agency
Eli Cohen's Homepage (Hebrew)
The Israeli Society for Military History - Tel-Aviv University

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Chiefs of Staff

Yigael Yadin (1917-1984) - The Jewish Agency
Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) - The Jewish Agency
Haim Laskov (1919-1983) - The Jewish Agency
Zvi Zur (b. 1923) - The Jewish Agency
Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)
Haim Bar-Lev (1924-1994) - The Jewish Agency
David Elazar (d. 1977) - The Jewish Agency
Mota Gur (1930-1995)
Raphael Eitan ("Raful") (b. 1929) - The Jewish Agency
Ehud Barak (b. 1942)
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (b. 1944) - JSOURCE
Shaul Mofaz (b.1948) - JSOURCE

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