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Unpacking Israeli History

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Go behind the scenes of Israeli history with self-confessed history nerd Noam Weissman. Each week, he offers a fresh perspective on some of the most controversial and interesting events in the country’s history. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about what Israel is all about --from multiple angles… read more

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Black Saturday: How Far Would You Go For A Homeland?

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This is the story of the men and women who brought us our state. Who ran guns, defended settlements, defied the Mandatory Powers that Be, smuggled shell-shocked refugees into their homeland… and who disagreed with each other mightily about the best way to wrench their homeland back from a dying empire. In this episode, the last of Season 2, Noam tells the story of Black Saturday and asks, how far would we have gone to bring about the State of Israel? ~~~~

Unpacking Israeli History is generously sponsored by Alan Fisher and Barbara Sommer, and Jon and Rachie Teller, and this episode is generously sponsored by Yoni and Lisa Wintner.

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Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/

Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked 

Unpacking Israeli History about the Altalena: https://jewishunpacked.com/the-altalena-israels-almost-civil-war/

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsw_q5vO9hY

http://hebrewsongs.com/?song=shirhapalmach

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/quot-my-heart-is-in-the-east-quot-yehuda-halevi

https://etzel.org.il/

Sasson Sofer, Zionism and the Foundations of Israeli Diplomacy

Anita Shapira, Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

Daniel Gordis, Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYyPcEQKU4

https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/peace/guide/pages/declaration%20of%20establishment%20of%20state%20of%20israel.aspx

Thurston Clark, By Blood and Fire

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