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The website Israeli Left Archive, originally built and stored in the Kaminer home in Jerusalem, is now hosted by the IISH. The materials in this archive were collected by Dafna and Reuven Kaminer and... [Collection highlight]
In 2005 the IISH received a shipment from Hungary from the Hungarian-Israeli peace activist Toma Šik (1939-2004). From his early childhood, Toma Šik actively opposed Israeli militarism. His... [Collection highlight]
China and Israel officially established political relations on 24 January 1992. The first contract on labour export from China to Israel was signed in that same year. Ten years later, there were 17.... [Item of the Day]
Al-Ittihad (Unity) represents the Palestinian-Israelian Communist Party, advocate of one bi-national state. The newspaper is bilingual Hebrew and Arabic and printed in Tel Aviv. On 24 September 1963... [Item of the Day]
On May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion declares independence for Israel in Tel Aviv, and he becomes the country's first president. However, within 24 hours the neighboring Arab countries attacked the new... [Item of the Day]