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The founding fathers were not only the handful of Israelis in Hebron or their predecessors in Kfar Etzion. Their accomplices sat in the government, led at the time by the Labor Party. The Gush Emunim movement had not yet been established and the components of today's Likud did not even dream of ...

During Shevat of the year 5708, Gush Etzion consisted of four communities: Kfar Etzion, Ein Tzurim, Massuot Yitzchok, and Revadim. The Gush had been under an Arab siege for several months, and convoys from Yerushalayim were unable to reach the settlements. On the third day of Shevat, the defenders ...
Until the mid-1980s, there were only two Jewish cemeteries in the West Bank – and these were both built on land purchased by Jews prior to 1948 (in Hebron and Kfar Etzion). However, Etkes says his mapping project – using aerial photography from different times, most recently June 2017 – shows that ...
The program allows students from MTA to have an opportunity to connect with students in Israel for a few weeks by spending an academic quarter learning and living with the students at Makor Chaim. Makor Chaim is located on Kibbutz Kfar Etzion in the Gush Etzion region of Israel and is a religious Zionist ...
In 1943, members of a religious group called Kvutzat Avraham re-established Kfar Etzion and persevered, in spite of their hostile neighbours. They were joined in 1945 by two more villages, Masuot Yitzchak and Ein Tzurim, which were founded by members of the Bnei Akivah movement, as well as Revadim ...
MTA partners with Yeshivat Makor Chaim in Israel for an annual exchange program. Located in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, Yeshivat Makor Chaim (YMC) was founded by noted Jewish educators Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz and Rabbi Dov Singer. Each year, MTA sophomores and YMC juniors spend an academic ...
It took place on Wednesday, near Kfar Etzion, the first Israeli settlement in the West Bank, on the 50th anniversary of its founding. The psychology is also familiar. The Israeli right has a historic love affair with bombast. It thrills to show public defiance, even when doing so undermines its political goals.
In May of 1948, members of the Jordanian Legion joined thousands of local Arabs and stormed into Kfar Etzion. Jewish fathers and brothers surrendered to save their lives. However, as they gathered in the center of Kfar Etzion, the Arabs did an about-face and fired on the crowd, killing 127 defenders and ...
Yechiel Rosenfeld, Ron's father, was one of those executed after the fall of the kibbutz by local Arab militiamen and, according to some accounts, by allied Arab Legionnaires – the latter still notionally under British commands – in the grounds of the old German Monastery in Kfar Etzion. His mother, Tzipora ...


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