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Today in History: King David Hotel Bombing

By Emily Burack, Research Intern Seventy years ago, on July 22, 1946, the bombing of the King David Hotel occurred in Mandatory Palestine. The Irgun Zvai Leumi (Irgun), a group that played a key role in the Jewish underground, orchestrated the attack in response to a day known as “Black Sabbath,” June 29, 1946, when British officials arrested nearly 3,000 Zionist officials and raided…

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Bruce Hoffman’s Anonymous Soldiers

By Emily Burack, Research Intern Bruce Hoffman’s Anonymous Soldiers is a comprehensive study of the Jewish underground during Mandatory Palestine. The book won the National Jewish Book Award Prize for Jewish Book of the Year, and it is well deserving of that title. Hoffman, a professor whose expertise is rooted in terrorism studies, approaches the story of the Jewish underground with a fine analytical…

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