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Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi – Matanel Lectures for pre- IDF Mechinot students




The purpose of this project is to widen the knowledge of pre- IDF Mechinot students about the history of the state of Israel. We believe that a deep acquaintance with this world of knowledge will deepen the Mechinot students’ Israeli-Zionist identity.


The purpose of Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi is to inherit the history of the land of Israel, the history and culture of the Jewish communities living in Arab countries, and the history of Jerusalem. We do so by offering Tour guiding courses, tours for the Ministry of Education and IDF soldiers, and lectures for the public.

List of Lectures:
1. Border changes in the Land of Israel in the first half of the 20th century.

2. Ze’ev Jabotinsky – the father of the Zionist right.

3. David Ben-Gurion: A Leadership between vision and reality.

4. The events of 1875 – a turning point in the relations between the Jews and the Arabs.

5. The Arab Revolt of 1936-1939 – violence and crisis on three fronts.

6. The Palmach – the mobilized arm of the Haganah.

7. Settlement transformation from the mandate to the state – Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

8. The War of Independence – moves and results.

9. The great immigration from Arab and Islamic countries.

10. The tragedy of the “Marvad Haksamim Immigrants”

11. The miracle that the Minister of History did for us – the State of Israel and the properties of absentees.

12. KKL, the State of Israel, and the agricultural settlements relations.

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