Special Report

Israel’s 60th Anniversary in Context

May 14, 2008 marked the 60th anniversary of the official founding of the State of Israel and the war that broke out immediately afterwards as Arab armies attempted to destroy the UN-sanctioned Jewish state at birth—although Independence Day was celebrated by Israel on May 8 that year, according to the Hebrew calendar. In this report, Vision publisher and Middle East scholar David Hulme analyzes the events leading up to the 1948 war.

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

David Hulme

When Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, he likely did not envisage how long the conflict with the Arab world would persist.

David Ben-Gurion: For the Love of Zion

David Ben-Gurion: For the Love of Zion

David Hulme

Zionist ideology formed the core of David Ben-Gurion’s identity. From his youth, the importance of settlement in the land was central to his views.

Insight: A New Vision for the Middle East?

A Vision for the New Middle East?

David Hulme

Shimon Peres continues to break the mold. In his own words he has shifted from being a “terrible hawk” to espousing the cause of peace. 

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

David Hulme

Author and Middle East scholar David Hulme talks about the current crisis in Lebanon and analyzes what is at the heart of solving this type of conflict.

Jerusalem: The Fragile Mosaic

Jerusalem: The Fragile Mosaic

David Hulme

Bernard Wasserstein offers a perspective on the importance of Jerusalem to the Jewish people and the likelihood of a peaceful resolution of the “Jerusalem Question.”