Remembering Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon (1928-January 11, 2014) was an Israeli general and politician, considered the greatest field commander in Israel's history. He went on to serve as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel. Sharon was a soldier in the Israeli Army from its creation in 1948, and, as a paratrooper and then an officer, he participated prominently in the War of Independence, the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War, and the Yom Kippur War of 1973, among other combat duties. He is seen here as a colonel in…
Aharon Liebeskind, Jewish Underground Leader
Aharon Liebeskind (1912-1942) A Jewish Underground Leader in Krakow, Aharon refused to leave his family, staying and leading the the Jewish resistance in Krakow. He led many sorties against Nazis, was captured and managed to escape, eventually being killed in hand to hand combat with Nazis.
Theodor Herzl Signed Photograph, Basel, Switzerland | Shapell Manuscript Foundation
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At the Peace Conference in 1919, Emir Faisal, speaking on behalf of King Hussein, asked for Arab independence, or at minimum the right to pick the mandatory. In the end, he recommended an Arab state under a British mandate. The World Zionist Organization also asked for a British mandate, and asserted the 'historic title of the Jewish people to Palestine'.