History

Hannah Szenes

Stand For Israel

Hannah’s Last Note

A writer and a fighter, poet and war hero Hannah Szenes recorded her thoughts right up until the Nazis murdered her.

Ezer Weizman with his fighter plane during Israel War of Independence, 1948

Fellowship Blog

Ezer Weizman: A Prince and Not a King

Ezer Weizman was an Israeli pilot, commander of the Israeli Air Force, Minister of Defense, and the seventh President of Israel.

Roddie Edmonds

Fellowship Blog

Roddie Edmonds: American POW and Righteous Gentile

An American soldier taken prisoner by the Nazis during WWII, Roddie Edmonds saved the lives of 200 fellow American POWs who were Jewish.

Hana Meisel (center), 1912

Fellowship Blog

The Founder of Maidens’ Farm

A Zionist and agronomist who came to the Holy Land during the Second Aliyah, Hana Meisel was an early figure in both Zionism and farming in Israel.

Fellowship Blog

They Called Her Grandma

The story of a Ukrainian Christian who took in a sick Jewish woman, who her children called "Grandma," and sheltered her from the Nazis despite the danger it posed to her own family.

Yitzhak Rabin wishes David Ben-Gurion a happy 80th birthday

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Fighting for Israel, Fighting for Peace

Twenty-five years ago, one of the Holy Land's bravest fighters and staunchest seekers of peace - Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin - was assassinated.

Golda Meir voting in Jerusalem, 1973

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Guide the Nations of the Earth

A photo of Gold Meir, Israel's first female prime minister, voting in the Holy City of Jerusalem in 1973.

Holocaust survivor saved by Mykolas Simelis at grave of her parents

Fellowship Blog

Mykolas Simelis – The Woodsman’s Heart

Mykolas Simelis was a simple Lithuanian forester who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save a Jewish family during the Holocaust.

Nursing students in Tel Aviv, 1968

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Photo Friday: I Will Bind Up the Injured and Strengthen the Weak

These Israeli nursing students in 1968 learn to "bind up the injured and strengthen the weak."

Yitzhak Shamir, Haifa port

Fellowship Blog

A Son in the Land of Israel

The seventh Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir served as a military leader and politician before and after the establishment of the modern Jewish state.

David Ben-Gurion at Western Wall, July 1, 1967

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Happy Birthday, David Ben-Gurion!

On this day in 1886, David Ben-Gurion - Israel's founding father and first prime minister - was born.

David Ben-Gurion, Eilat, 1958

Fellowship Blog

David Ben-Gurion – Israel’s Founding Father

David Ben-Gurion made aliyah (immigrated) to the Holy Land in 1906, where he led the struggle to establish the state of Israel in 1948 as the Jewish state's first prime minister.

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