Ramona Tausz, The Times of Israel

Ramona Tausz

The Times of Israel

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Past articles by Ramona:

WATCH: The promised land — 10 years of Israel

In 1948, British moviegoers watched this recap of the Jewish state’s first decade → Read More

WATCH: Success in the Sinai campaign

General Moshe Dayan inspects the troops after Israel’s 1956 victory in southern Sinai → Read More

WATCH: Moshe Dayan steps down

In 1958, Chief of General Staff Dayan passed his title to Haim Lascov → Read More

WATCH: A first desert harvest, in 1956

Israelis gather the crops after cultivating the Negev for the first time → Read More

WATCH: Immigrants from Cyprus resist transfer

In 1946, British troops used tear gas and firehoses to keep illegal Jewish arrivals out of Palestine → Read More

WATCH: The new Jewish state is formed

In 1948, British audiences caught this glimpse of the birth of Israel → Read More

WATCH: Cyprus refugees reach Palestine

It’s 1948, and refugees from British detention camps are finally being allowed to enter their revived Jewish homeland → Read More

WATCH: Settling the Negev in 1946

Immediately after the Yom Kippur fast, 11 Jewish settlements sprang up in the Negev → Read More

WATCH: Wives for sale in 1950s Bedouin market

Cheerful footage from Beersheba takes a startling turn when bargains at the Bedouin market include sheep, camels — and women → Read More

WATCH: Israel builds a desert railway

In the 1950s, Israelis toiled to run a railway line through the Negev Desert → Read More

WATCH: Amazons of the desert

In 1958, female IDF soldiers practiced camouflage in southern Israel → Read More

WATCH: Warships and female soldiers

It’s 1956, and Israel’s army and navy are more impressive than ever before → Read More

WATCH: Brits kidnapped while suntanning

In 1947, the Irgun captured two British military policemen from a Ramat Gan swimming pool → Read More

WATCH: The British search Tel Aviv in 1946

For four days, the British Mandatory government shut down Tel Aviv as it hunted Jewish terrorists and hidden weapons → Read More

WATCH: UN finds Palestine ‘an almost insoluble problem’

In the summer of 1947, an UNSCOP fact-finding committee reached Jerusalem, seeking a solution to the conflicting claims → Read More

WATCH: The first ship to fly the Zionist flag

The SS Kedmah, Israel’s first official passenger liner, carries Jewish refugees to Palestine in 1048 → Read More

WATCH: Palestinian unit reaches France in World War II

In 1940, some Jews and Arabs residents put their quarrels on hold and united to serve the Allied Forces → Read More

WATCH: The King David Hotel bombing, 1946

Newsreel footage from the bombing of the British Mandate headquarters at the King David Hotel → Read More

WATCH: Students protest France’s arms embargo

It’s 1969, and students in Tel Aviv are demonstrating after de Gaulle cuts Israel’s supply of arms → Read More

WATCH: Palestine Post offices burned in 1948

In February 1948, terrorists targeted the precursor to The Jerusalem Post in the city center → Read More