David Ben-Gurion – Israel’s founding father

black and white photo of David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion was the principal founder of the State of Israel and the nation’s first Prime Minister and Defense Minister (1948 – 1953, 1955 – 1963). A lifelong advocate of Zionism, he became a prominent Zionist leader and served as the executive head of the World Zionist Organization (1946). Ben-Gurion delivered Israel’s … Read more

War of Attrition

a black-and-white photo of the Israeli naval personnel celebrate their victory after an engagement with Egyptian naval forces near Rumani

The War of Attrition refers to an inconclusive armed conflict between Israel and Egypt (and, to a lesser extent, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and their allies) from July 1967 to August 1970.  The Six-Day War in June 1967 left the Egyptians overwhelmed with great losses, both in their forces and their territories. In … Read more

Golda Meir – Israel’s First (and Only) Woman Prime Minister

golda meir

Golda Meir is known as the first and (so far) only woman prime minister of Israel. She was also one of the significant figures who helped establish the State of Israel in 1948. But before she went to the top echelon of Israel’s politics, Golda Meir had had her own shares of … Read more

Underground Jerusalem: A Visit to the Western Wall Tunnel

western wall tunnel

It may sound a little biased, but there are countless reasons why everyone should visit Israel, from the most visited spots to the often-ignored gems to rising tourism stars. Jerusalem is often the first stop for people visting Israel, especially for first-time tourists. It is the holiest city in the world, and … Read more