Children Holocaust survivors, arriving at the Haifa port in Israel. Source: Kluger Zoltan, Government Press Office
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion with Foreign Minister Golda Meir at the Knesset in Jerusalem, 1962. Source: Fritz Cohen, Government Press Office — at The Knesset – הכנסת.
Holocaust survivors arrive at the Haifa Port, 1945. Source: Kluger Zultan, Government Press Office
Today marks 47 years since the Munich Massacre. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by a Palestinian terrorist group. The Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for […]
On June 5, 1967, a war began between Israel and three neighboring countries, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, 52 years ago, became a defining moment for the young country. David Rubinger documented those crucial days. His images have become a symbol of Israel. Source: Government […]
In June 1967, Israeli paratroopers broke through Jerusalem in the 6-day-war ending decades of oppression against Jews in the Holy City. Here in this iconic photo, the three paratroopers who were photographed standing at the Western Wall are pictured together again 50 years later. This combination of pictures created on […]
March 17, 1969, 50 years ago today, Golda Meir was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Israel Chanania Herman, Government Press Office GPO National Photo Collection.
Jewish volunteers of the British auxiliary territorial service celebrating Hanukkah in Cairo, Egypt, 1942.
Jewish volunteers of the British auxiliary territorial service celebrating Hanukkah in Cairo, Egypt, 1942. Source: Kluger Zoltan, Government Press Office — in Cairo, Egypt
International journalists, bloggers and social media gurus at the Jewish Media Summit meet with Israel’s top leadership and discuss anything but prickly domestic Israeli affairs
The group of 150 writers from 30 countries participated in the third Jewish Media Summit, a four-day meet-up organized in cooperation with the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Jerusalem and Heritage Affairs Ministry. The invited attendees included heads of international Jewish media, alongside bloggers and social media […]
I am honored to have been invited into the home of Reuven Ruvi Rivlin – ראובן רובי ריבלין, the President of the State of Israel as part of the Government Press Office and the New Jewish Media Summit. What a privilege to be in the presence of those who champion […]
On August 29, 1897, the First Zionist Congress, called together by Theodor Herzl, was held in Basel, Switzerland. The Zionist Organization (ZO – later renamed the World Zionist Organization) was thus formed. Theodor Herzl, the visionary behind modern Zionism, was elected the ZO’s first president and the Basel Program, a […]