Israeli Declaration of Independence

Ever? Judea? Zion?

April 29 2020 12:01AM

Declaring Israel’s independence.

Feb. 12 2020 12:01AM

On the eve of Israel’s statehood in 1948, with the massed forces of five Arab nations threatening invasion, David Ben-Gurion picked a fight with his own army. Why?

Feb. 3 2020 12:01AM

And the recent dispute over who owns that draft.

Aug. 6 2019 12:01AM

A bulwark against judicial activism.

Emmanuel Navon
July 24 2018 12:01AM

Ben-Gurion, Thomas Jefferson, and declarations of independence.

April 19 2018 12:01AM

In the moments leading up to Israel’s independence, America’s diplomats did everything they could to stop the process, and the president, cold.

April 16 2018 12:01AM

A long-accepted wisdom has it that just days before the state’s birth, its founders settled two burning issues in a pair of closely decided votes. The wisdom is half-wrong.

April 2 2018 12:01AM

It borrowed liberally from America’s.

Jodi Rudoren
Sept. 22 2016 12:01AM

With enemy planes overhead, David Ben-Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence to a packed hall before rushing off to command the war. (Registration required.). . .

Elon Gilad
May 6 2014 12:01AM