November Events that Changed the Course of Modern Israel
The Jewish Education Project
November is a month full of important moments in Israeli history. November 2 we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration. On November 4, the world mourns the anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (z"l). On November 10, 1975 the United Nations passed the "Zionism equals Racism" resolution. November 21 is the anniversary of Operation Moses, when thousands of Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in 1984. The UN Partition Plan, which paved the way for the establishment of the state the following year, was adopted on November 29th, 1947.
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