Center for Israel Education

The CIE is a source destination for activists, educators, and students of modern Israel. We include materials in English, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish.

CIE collects, informs, writes and disseminates material about modern Israel. We construct curricula, assemble documents, offer materials for sale, and conduct teacher and student workshops. We have a curriculum corner dedicated to those who teach about modern Israel. Our target audiences include pre-collegiate, college, university, and adult learners. We place a special emphasis on helping student

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Era I: Early History to 1897 | CIE 01/16/2024

Embark on a journey through the archives as we unveil the chronicles of Israel's history in Era I: Early History to 1897.

Join us in rediscovering the roots that laid the groundwork for a nation.

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L’Aurore publishes a 4,500-word front-page letter from acclaimed writer Emile Zola under the headline “J’Accuse” (“I Accuse”), charging the French government with antisemitism in the Dreyfus Affair.


The Egoz, a ship leased by the Mossad to secretly transport Moroccan Jews to Israel, sinks a few hours after leaving Al Hoceima on its 12th immigration trip. Forty-four would-be immigrants drown.


Seven days of talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara, focusing on trading the Golan Heights for peace, end without resolution in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.


Rose Luria Halprin, a two-time national president of Hadassah who played a key role in the construction of the Mount Scopus hospital and held top positions in the Jewish Agency, dies at age 83.


Einat Wilf and Haviv Rettig Gur address Israeli necessities, the Zionist mindset, Palestinian delusions and much more in our 12th Hamas war webinar. Watch it here:


Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 77, has a devastating stroke en route to Hadassah Hospital after feeling ill at his home in the Negev. Surgeons save his life, but he slips into a coma from which he never recovers.


Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann and Emir Faisal, son of Sharif Husayn of Mecca, pledge mutual respect and cooperation between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. The mandate system blocks their accord.


Israeli navy commandos leave Eilat in helicopters at night to intercept the Karine-A, a ship carrying 50 tons of Iranian weapons to Gaza. The Israelis seize the shipment before dawn Jan. 3 without firing a shot.


An earthquake estimated at 6.8 on the Richter scale starts a landslide that kills thousands and causes extensive damage in the Jewish and Arab sections of the Upper Galilee mountain city of Safed (Tzfat).


Israelis elect the eighth Knesset. The Alignment wins 39.6%, keeping Prime Minister Golda Meir in power. The election was postponed by the Yom Kippur War, whose backlash forces Meir to resign in April 1974.


The Jewish National Fund, known in Hebrew as Keren Kayemeth L’Israel, is launched after an impassioned speech from Theodor Herzl inspires the Fifth Zionist Congress to approve the idea on a 105-82 vote.


Israel launches Operation Cast Lead after Hamas breaks a six-month cease-fire. The 22-day operation aims to stop rocket fire at civilians, stop Hamas terrorism and stop weapons smuggling into Gaza.


Yehoshua Hankin, who personally buys 30% of the land owned by the State of Israel at independence in 1948, is born in Ukraine. He makes his first land buy in 1890 when he purchases a plot that becomes Rehovot.


Anwar Sadat, the president who leads Egypt into the 1973 Yom Kippur War and signs a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, is born in Mit Abu al-Kum, Egypt. He is assassinated during a military parade in 1981.


The World Zionist Congress launches Keren Hayesod (The Foundation Fund) to raise money for the Zionist movement and help fulfill the Balfour Declaration’s promise of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.


The French National Assembly spends three days debating Jewish rights. Count Stanislas de Claremont-Tonnerre says, “The Jews should be denied everything as a nation but granted everything as individuals.”


The British Government Hospital of Haifa, now the Rambam Health Care Campus, opens with 225 beds. The British high commissioner says the hospital reflects Haifa’s growth and multicultural mix.


Watch or listen to this week's webinar on the Israel-Hamas war as David Harris and Ken Stein explore how the Jewish community must respond to the post-Oct. 7 world.

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