Before Israel had a military there were the Irgun and the Haganah. What were their differences?
The Irgun broke off of the Haganah in 1931. The Haganah was more left-wing, and was founded in 1920 to protect Jews from Arabs. The Irgun, however, splintered off because they believed that attacking Arabs in retaliation was a solution to the attacks on Jewish settlements in Palestine. They were also more right-wing. During World War Two, the Irgun still wanted to attack the British, whereas the Haganah made an alliance with the British in fear of a potential German invasion of Palestine (after the war both groups continued to hate the British). I guess the key different is that the Haganah was more defensive and the Irgun was more offensive. This changed when the Haganah morphed into the IDF (and the Irgun integrated into it) in the '48 war of independence.
Was Sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer a sniper in the Israel Military?
YES !! http://www.snopes.com/medical/doctor/drr... Westheimer herself is no stranger to combat. As a teenager in Palestine, she trained as a sniper with the Jewish underground group Haganah and was wounded during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. “I can still put five bullets in a tight circle if a journalist writes bad things about me,” she said. http://www.current.org/doc/doc0622westhe...
10th grade history help?
Wouldn't it just have been easier to read your text book than to type all that? No one is ever going to answer all that.
Did Jews kill English soldiers before the foundation of Israel?
British army sources list 911 deaths in Palestine during 1939-1948. Of these, about 2/3 were from accidents and disease. about 300-350 were killed in the conflict with Jewish insurrection fighting the British for curtailing immigration and closing entrance to refugees from the Holocaust. It's curious that British sites split their records between Jewish and Arab confrontations. Very little data is recorded publicly about the Arab revolt in 1936-1939. During that period 242 Britons died, along with 415 Jews. This is probably due to the harsh methods used by the army to suppress the revolt, using up to 50,000 troops and resulting in around 5,000 Arab deaths and tens of thousands of wounded and deported - around 10% of the adult male Arab population in Palestine. I guess even 'In memoriam' is split according to politically correct lines these days...
Who are the Irgon and Haganah, and what was their role in the creation of the state of israel?
Arabs often refer to those two extremist Jewish organizations (Irgon and Haganah) who basically started the Jewish state in 1948. According to Arabs, those two organizations are the ones who started the state of israel by massacring and terrorizing the Palestinians out of their lands and expelling them by the millions in order to repopulate their land with Jews which were brought from all over the world. Why don't we hear about those two organizations anymore, are they extinct?
In 1948 how did so many Arabs stay in Israel ?
To answer you, its because they where not forced out.Most Arabs who left Israel did so under the orders of the Arab leader, the Grand Mufti (a former ally of Hitler) to withdraw and let the Arab armies "drive the Jews into the sea," which they attempted to do in 1948. However, Israel won that first Arab-Israeli war. Not all of the Arabs left. Many stayed, becoming Israeli-Arab citizens. Israel is now 18% Israeli-Arab. These Arabs have full citizenship rights, can own property, vote, and even have 14 representatives in the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament).