The Ma’ale Akrabim massacre was an attack on an Israeli civilian passenger bus, carried out the night of 16-17 March 1954. Eleven passengers were shot dead by the attackers who … Read More Maale Akrabim Massacre
The Altalena Affair was a violent confrontation that took place in June of 1948, during the War of Independence, between the newly-formed Israel Defense Forces and the Irgun (Etzel), a … Read More The Altalena Affair
On May 15, 1948, day after the creation of the State of Israel, the armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon invaded the new Jewish state.
The Hadassah medical convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a civilian convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and fortification supplies and personnel to Hadassah Hospital on … Read More The Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre
March 11, 1948 – A car filled with explosives blew up in the courtyard of the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem. 12 people were killed, among them Arie Leib Jaffe, one … Read More Jewish Agency Bombing
‘Ben-Yehuda Street incident’ – IsraCast is publishing photos of the British car bombings in Jerusalem before the end of the mandate in 1948. 50 Jews were killed, with more than 100 injured. … Read More British Soldiers Bomb Ben-Yehuda Street
Hungarian Jew, Joined the British army during World War II and was executed by a firing squad in Hungary Szenes was one of 37 Jews living in Palestine, now Israel, … Read More Hannah Szenes (1921-1944)
On 1941 the Arab Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini met with Adolf Hitler and discussed ways to ‘solve the Jewish problem’. Three years later the Nazis and the Arabs … Read More Operation Atlas – Poisoning Tel-Aviv Residents
The ‘Tehran Children’ was a group of about one thousand Jewish children, most of them orphans, who reached Palestine through Iran in February 1943. IsraCast brings you a sequence of … Read More The Tehran Children
The tragedy of the MV Struma The MV Struma was a ship chartered in World War II to carry Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania to Palestine. Built in 1867, the … Read More Why Did Turkey Tow a Ship of Civilians Out to Sea and Leave Them to Die?