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Children Sites


The Embassy of Israel website for kids educates English speaking kids about vibrant Israel.
http://www.embassyofisrael.org/kids/ 

www.akhlah.com/israel/israel.php
Akhlah, The Jewish Children’s Learning Network, contains a section entitled "Israel for Children." It includes information on Israeli cities, symbols, history, coins, politicians - all geared for children.

www.jnf.org
The JNF site, Israel: Landscape of Heritage, includes photos and information about various sections of Israel. Suitable for elementary grades.

www.wzo.org.il/home/
The World Zionist Organization’s site, Homeward Bound: The Zionist Exposition, includes a history of the Zionist movement, a portrait gallery with biographies, information about immigration and more. Suitable for elementary grades.

www.jajz-ed.org.il/100/index.html
The Jewish Agency site includes people, places, timeline, concepts and maps relating to one hundred years of Zionism. Solid information, easy to understand.
General Information

www.mfa.gov.il
The website of the Foreign Ministry includes a wealth of materials about Israel, from history, religion and culture to personalities, science and the economy . . . and much more.

www.us-israel.org/jsource/index.html
The Jewish Virtual Library is an encyclopedic collection of information about Israel. Suitable for research projects for middle and high school grades.

www.tourism.gov.il/tourism/virtual%20tour/map_index2.html
Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has developed a site that includes dozens of 360 degree photos of different sections of Israel. The user can scroll within each of the photos, and zoom in and out. Photos range from Banias to Eilat, with thirty photos just of Jerusalem.
Current Events / Curriculum

www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/index.html
Geared for high school students, this site deals with the complexities of the Middle East. There are background articles and lessons dealing with religion, culture, economics, geography, science & technology and politics.

www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html
Myths and Facts Online: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict.


Institutions of Israel

www.knesset.gov.il
The Knesset site explains the Israeli system of government and the powers and functions of Knesset. Take a virtual tour of Knesset, read government documents, and much more. In Hebrew and English.

www.idf.il
Israel Defense Forces This site provides information on the mission of the military, its organization, history, facts and figures. In Hebrew and English.
147.237.72.16/eng/mainpage.asp

Israeli History

http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH00li0
Ministry of Foreign Affairs site: Statehood to the present

http://www.jajz-ed.org.il/100/index.html
The Jewish Agency site includes people, places, timeline, concepts and maps relating to one hundred years of Zionism. Suitable for elementary grades.

http://www.wzo.org.il/home/
The World Zionist Organization’s site, Homeward Bound: The Zionist Exposition, includes a history of the Zionist movement, a portrait gallery with biographies, information about immigration and more. Suitable for elementary grades.
Documents of Israeli History


Documents related to modern Israeli history.

1917 Balfour Declaration
text & commentary
www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/balfour_commentary.html

1937 Peel Commission
Summary of Commission’s recommendations
www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/peel.html

1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181
Partition Plan; text, map, background information
www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH00ps0

1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181
Commentary
www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/partition_plan.html

1948 Declaration of Independence
Copy of original Hebrew document
www.us-israel.org/images/dindfasc.jpg  

1948 Declaration of Independence
English translation
www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH00hb0

1967 United Nations Security Council Resolution 242
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/UN/unres242.html

1978 Camp David Accords
extensive coverage of the negotiations
www.ibiblio.org/sullivan/CampDavid-Accords-homepage.html

1993 Declaration of Principles (Oslo Accords)
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/Peace/dop.html

1995 Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II)
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/Peace/interim.html

1998 Wye River Memorandum
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/Peace/wye.html

1999 New Timetable for Wye Memorandum (Sharm el Sheikh)
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/Peace/timeline99.html

2000 Camp David Trilateral Statement
text
www.us-israel.org/jsource/Peace/cd2000state.html



Maps of Israeli History

www.jajz-ed.org.il/100/maps/index.html
The Arab Israeli Conflict in Maps. From the time of Ottoman Rule on the eve of World War I to the present; maps and commentaries.

www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0dtc0
Israel in maps; from Biblical times to the present.

www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/partmap.html
1947: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (Partition Plan) - UN map.

 
   
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