The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel - May 14

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel – May 14, 1948

November 10, 2006

On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish People’s Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Balfour Declaration – 1917

November 2, 2006

During the First World War, British policy became gradually committed to the idea of establishing a Jewish home in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael). After discussions in the British Cabinet, and consultation with Zionist leaders, the decision was made known in the form of a letter by Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The letter represents the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701 – 2006

August 11, 2006

In the midst of a military confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah militia forces in Lebanon in July-August 2006 which brought about hundreds of deaths and injuries on both sides, the extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and massive internal displacement triggered by the 12 July abduction of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, the requirements for a ceasefire agreement were discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council. After lengthy discussion, a final draft for a Security Council resolution was adopted on August 11, 2006.

Australia’s Israel Question: A matter for civilised debate or partisan? (2006)

August 1, 2006 | Alan Goldberg

The catalyst for this conversation was the publication of Antony Loewenstein’s “My Israel Question”. But what is that question? Loewenstein calls it “a plea for mutual respect and understanding”. Yet his text does not consider mutuality in any way. He says his central concern is “a sustainable future for Israel and the Palestinians”.

Community Solidarity Briefing, Melbourne – 2006

July 30, 2006

Ladies & Gentlemen, I begin with condolences to the families of the victims, both Israel Defence Force and citizens of Israel, as well as to the families of innocents in Lebanon and Gaza

U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 – 1967

July 12, 2006

Following the June 1967, Six-Day War, the situation in the Middle East was discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 338 – 1973

July 12, 2006

In the later stages of the Yom Kippur War â?? after Israel repulsed the Syrian attack on the Golan Heights and established a bridgehead on the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal â?? international efforts to stop the fighting were intensified.

UN Security Council Resolution 425 – 1978

July 12, 2006

Following the March 11, 1978 terrorist attack against two Israeli buses near Tel-Aviv, killing 37 Israelis and injuring 76, the IDF entered southern Lebanon in order to clearout PLO terrorist bases and staging areas south of the Litani River.

Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government - 1993

Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government – 1993

July 12, 2006

The Government of the State of Israel and the P.L.O. team (in the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation to the Middle East Peace Conference) (the “Palestinian Delegation”), representing the Palestinian people, agree that it is time to put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict, recognize their mutual legitimate and political rights

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement – 1995

July 12, 2006

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip – September 28, 1995

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