What Actually Happened on Bastille Day, Anyway?

Today marks the French national holiday of Bastille Day. For those who may not know, Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the fall of the fortress of Bastille on July 14, 1789. During the unrest and revolution of 1789, a citizen mob approached the Bastille to demand the weapons stored there and the release…

The last of the founding generation, captured on film

The last of the founding generation, captured on film | The Times of Israel A War of Independence love story, Ben-Gurion’s secret invite, Abba Eban’s UN scorecard, and other tales of the nascent state. This video testimony includes 700 interviewees and 3,000 hours of testimony from those who lived through the War of Independence and the…