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Israeli Raids over Beirut - 1981

July 17, 1981 – Orange Skies Over Beirut – Taking Sides – Kremlin Anxiety Over Poland

July 17, 1981 – Word from Beirut this day – Israeli air raids over Beirut and targets throughout Lebanon as the situation continued to spiral out of control. The latest raid on Palestinian bases targeted PLO Headquarters as well as two eight story buildings claimed by the Israelis to house...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

Fighting in Beirut - Magnumm Photos - 1978

July 6, 1978 – The Streets Of Beirut – Civil War In Lebanon – Middle East Peace Negotiations

It works, it really does: Become a Patron! On this July 6th in 1978, fighting once again erupted in Beirut, getting worse than it had been days before. Syrian troops of the Arab peacekeeping force battledwith right wing Christian phalangist militia units, using rockets, artillery, tanks and machine guns. The...

President Johnson (and Dean Rusk) - 1967

June 19, 1967 – President Johnson Addresses The Crisis In The Middle-East.

In an address before the Department of State Foreign Policy Conference for Educators on June 19, 1967, President Johnson declared that recent events had proved the wisdom of five principles of peace in the Middle East. The first and greatest principle, he stated, was that “every nation in the area...

Israel Independence - Tensions in the Middle East

May 16, 1948 – The Day After Independence – New Israel – Old Neighbors. Past Daily Reference Room

On May 15, 1948 The State of Israel came into being. The end of a long, arduous and contentious journey. A move not favored in the Middle-East. A move which set off a war between a new country surrounded by hostile neighbors. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

Eisenhower In Buenos Aires - 1960

February 27, 1960 – Ike In Buenos Aires – A Happily Excited Britain – U.S. Takes Second Place In Squaw Valley Winter Olympics

Help us keep preserving and posting: Become a Patron! February 27,1960 – Ike in Buenos Aires. After a day of welcoming President Eisenhower to Argentina, the night turned into something else, with crowds battling police and demonstrators tearing down Welcome Eisenhower posters – a big contrast to only a few...

Adlai Stevenson - 1954

Adlai Stevenson – Address At The Weizmann Institute Dinner – 1954 -Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Adlai Stevenson, despite losing the bid for the White House in 1952 and not fully committed to running again in 1956 was still a very potent figure on the political stage. The governments of the United States, Britain and France were asked this week by Adlai Stevenson”to...

Cold War Europe 1947

December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...

Israel After Rabin - November 12, 1995

November 12, 1995 – Israel After Rabin – A Calling Colin Powell Doesn’t Hear.

Patrons get perks: Become a Patron! November 12, 1995 – The end of a tumultuous week. With the assassination of Israel Prime Minister Ytzhak Rabin, the country was plunged into a period of mourning – the funeral earlier in the week brought a flood of tributes from Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak...