When Amit Re’em embarked on an excavation of an abandoned Ottoman prison in the Old City of Jerusalem, he didn’t expect anything revolutionary. Oh, how wrong he was.
Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for what’s shaping up to be an ugly, if familiar, confrontation: the selection of the next IDF chief of staff.
As a Jew-versus-Jew battle raged on Israel’s shore in 1948, former Irgun foot soldier Malca Fein fought through the thick of it — and found the love of her life.
The sinking of the Irgun munitions ship has long been divisive. Some hope salvaging the vessel will bolster their view that attacking fellow Jews was a mistake.