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Today in Israeli History

Richard Goldstone Presents UN Report

Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN-sponsored Report, “Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.”

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Palmach Integrates with IDF

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion summons dozens of Palmach commanders for a conference. There he announces a plan to dismantle the elite, underground fighting unit and integrate it into the newly established Israel Defense Forces.

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Shimon Peres Becomes Prime Minister

Shimon Peres becomes Israel’s eighth Prime Minister. He moves swiftly to form a coalition government.

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Lebanon Wins Film Award

For the first time since the award was introduced in 1949, an Israeli film, Lebanon, wins the Golden Lion Award at the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival.

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Moshav Nahalal Is Founded

Nahalal, the first moshav ha’ovdim (workers settlement), is founded in the northwest Jezreel Valley, about halfway between Haifa and Afula.

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Eilat Mazar Is Born

Eilat Mazar, a third generation Israeli archaeologist, is most well-known for her work at the City of David site in Jerusalem. She is a professor of archaeology at Hebrew University.

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PLO and Israel Recognize Each Other’s Existence

After nine months of secret contacts mediated by Norwegian diplomats, the PLO and Israel recognize each other's existence.

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Major General Israel Tal Passes Away

Major General Israel Tal passes away at the age of 85. Tal is best known for heading the 1970 committee that designed and developed the Israeli-made Merkava tank.

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David Ben-Gurion Arrives in Jaffa

David Gruen, who in 1910 would change his name to David Ben-Gurion, and his girlfriend Rachel Nelkin arrive in Jaffa with a group of other young adults from Plonsk, Poland.

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Israeli Military Launches Operation Orchard

In Operation Orchard, Israel's air force secretly destroys a reactor at Al Kibar, a Syrian military facility thought to be a nuclear site constructed with the help of North Korea.

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