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1930

1930

1930

August 10-15: Brit Hatzohar Fourth World Conference convenes in Prague. Discussions on relations between Zionist Movement and Britain, Zionist policy, Hatzohar – Betar relations and establishing National Labour Organisation.

1939

1939

1939

August 22: The Parita, 'Af Al Pi' illegal immigration ship reaches Tel Aviv, carrying 860 immigrants, from Constanța, Romania. Rowboats rescue many while rest arrested by British and detained in Sarafand.

1940

1940

1940

August 4: Zeev Jabotinsky, Betar head, Hatzach President and Etzel military leader dies, following heart attack while visiting Betar Camp, Hunter, New York.

1940 (1)

1940

1940

August 18: Eliyahu Shlomi, Betar and Etzel member, killed in Haganah attack on Betar Herzliya Volunteer Service Unit. Immigrated to Eretz Israel from Lithuania on illegal immigrant ship the Draga Aleph.

1947

1947

1947

August 5: British authorities declare Betar Eretz Israel an illegal organization. Name of Betar Museum changed to Jabotinsky Museum, thus averting its closure and confiscation of its collection.

1948

1948

1948

August 26: 'Margolin' group, named for Colonel Eliezer Margolin, 39th Royal Fusiliers commander and First Jewish Legion to Judea commander, settles in Nordia, Betar settlement named for Max Nordau.

1955

1955

1955

August 15: Third Knesset first convenes, following July 26, 1955, elections. Herut Movement wins 15 seats, lead by Menachem Begin, compared to 8 in previous Knesset.

1993

1993

1993

August 20: First Oslo Accords – Foreign Minister Shimon Peres reaches 'agreements' with PLO representative Mahmoud Abbas, through secret talks. Negotiations were conducted by Dr. Yair Hirschfeld and Ron Pundak.

2005

2005

2005

August 15: Unilateral disengagement from Gaza Strip begins, by decision of Israeli government led by Ariel Sharon. 8600 settlers from 21 settlements evacuated from Gush Katif by IDF soldiers.