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Israel -- History

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View Resource Israel Turns 50

This week's In the News discusses the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Israel. The eight resources discussed offer commentary, analysis, and textual sources from a variety of viewpoints and affiliations. On April 30, 1998 (May 14 by the Western calendar) Israelis began celebrating the 50th anniversary of their nation. From 600,000 Jews in 1948 struggling to create a new economic and political...
View Resource Developments in the Middle East Peace Process 1991-2000

Written by Tim Youngs and recently published by the UK House of Commons Library, this research paper offer a succinct and very useful account of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process from 1991. It gives historical background and covers events from the 1991 Madrid Conference up to the July 2000 Camp David negotiations. It also discusses relations with Syria and Lebanon and includes eight...
View Resource Israel at Fifty

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides this site, a compendium of historical and cultural information. The highlight of the site is the availability of selected documents from the fifteen volume Israel's Foreign Relations. At present, the first four sections of Volumes 1-2 (1947-1974) and parts of Volume 15 (1995-1996) are available. The IMFA plans to eventually make the entire series...
View Resource The Israel Museum

Located in Jerusalem and founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is renowned for its holdings of Judaica, archaeological artifacts from the Holy Land, and its holdings of the Old Masters. The Museum Web site features several online exhibits that will be of interest, including one dealing with money in antiquity; the sacred animals of ancient Egypt; and A Day at Qumran, which examines the daily life of...