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Yamit: Exchanging Land for Peace

With the Camp David Accords, Israel promised to return the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. One community refused to leave their homes.

Israel's First Special Ops Unit

During its brief existence, Unit 101 became embroiled in controversy that had (and still has) many questioning what actions can be justified when it comes to self-defense and self-preservation.

Weird Ways Israel Won its War of Independence

While modern-day Israel is a force to be reckoned with, in its early days, its military might was pretty much non-existent.

The Clash of Ben-Gurion and Begin

Meet the founding fathers of Israel, Israeli prime ministers and political enemies David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin. An exploration of their two opposing views and how they shaped Israel.

Rescuing the Wandering Jew

How Israel rescued Jews from countries such as Yemen, Ethiopia and even Saudi Arabia in a series of daring operations including Operation Magic Carpet, Operation Moses and Operation Solomon.

Golda Meir: Iron Lady of the Middle East

Revered by some, reviled by others, Israel’s first female prime minister never forgave herself for her decisions in 1973.

Theodor Herzl: The Zionist Dream of a Jewish State

What is Zionism and why is it so controversial? How did Herzl, a secular writer, transform an ancient longing into a modern political movement that changed the course of history?

The Giro d'Italia's Secret Holocaust Hero and Cycling Champ

During WWII, record-breaking Italian cyclist Gino Bartali used his bicycle to smuggle forged documents, saving 800 Jews from death.

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