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November 29, 1947 – U.N. votes for partition of Palestine


Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state. The modern conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine dates back to the 1910s, when both groups laid claim to the British-controlled territory. The Jews were Zionists, recent emigrants from Europe and Russia who came to … Continue reading

Alleged Australian spy “Prisoner X” was deserted in Israeli jail


The Melbourne man dubbed ”Prisoner X” received no consular assistance from Australian officials despite the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade having been told of his detention by Israeli authorities nearly 10 months before he killed himself in jail. And Australia’s forgiving response to Israel’s failure to formally advise that it had jailed dual-citizen Ben … Continue reading

October 6 1973 Yom Kippur War begins


On October 6th 1973, hoping to win back territory lost to Israel during the third Arab-Israeli war, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Taking the Israeli Defence Forces by surprise, Egyptian troops swept deep into the Sinai Peninsula, while Syria struggled … Continue reading

September 5 1972 Arab terrorists take Israeli hostages at the Olympics


On September 5th 1972, in the early morning hours, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, Germany, carrying bags filled with guns. Although guards spotted them, they paid little attention because athletes … Continue reading

June 11 1967 Six-Day War ends


On June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours ends with a United Nations-brokered cease-fire. The outnumbered Israel Defence Forces achieved a swift and decisive victory in the brief war, rolling over the Arab coalition that threatened the Jewish state and more than doubling the amount of territory under Israel’s control. … Continue reading

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