On This Day

Jewish History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 621 of 621

  • 1986-10-16 Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

Beatification

1987-05-01 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

  • 1987-09-16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

Meeting of Interest

1988-12-06 Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1989-01-23 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1991-05-25 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1992-01-17 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • 1994-04-07 Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi
  • 1994-07-18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed

Assassination

1995-11-06 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

Historic Event

1997-02-04 US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish, three of whom were killed in the Holocaust

  • 1997-02-10 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991

Historic Publication

1998-02-23 Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders

  • 2003-10-04 Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
  • 2006-12-20 A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
  • 2014-03-13 After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students
  • 2014-11-25 Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
  • 2018-07-19 Israel's parliament passes controversial "nation state" law giving only Jews self-determination, relegating Arabic to "special status"

Historic Event

2019-03-11 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, refutes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and only it.”

Film & TV History

2019-11-22 Sacha Baron Cohen says if Facebook existed in the 1930s it would have run Hitler's ads on his "solution to the Jewish problem", in speech to Anti-Defamation League summit


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