Israel Photo of the Day - Dosh
On this day in history: On February 28, 2000, Kariel “Dosh” Gardosh, Israeli cartoonist, passed away at age 78. “Dosh” was a Hungarian immigrant to Israel, best known for his Srulik character, who came to personify Israeli history, people, and nationhood. Srulik became the Sabras’ “Uncle Sam.” On this day, we commemorate Dosh for his work.
Israel Photo of the Day - Golda Meir
On this day in 1969, Golda Meir was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister in Israel. A Russian immigrant to Milwaukee, Goldie Mabovich made Aliyah to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1921, and soon became a major political figure in the State of Israel. Most famous for leading Israel through the Yom Kippur War of 1973, Meir passed away in 1978. She left us with her most famous words: “Peace will come when the enemies love their children as much as they hate us.”
Israel Photo of the Day - “A Headstand for the State of Israel,” Paul Goldman (1957)
An oldie but a goodie. What better for our first Israel POTD post than Paul Goldman’s timeless photo? Here he has captured David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, doing a headstand one morning at the Sharon Hotel Beach in Herziliya, Israel. Rumor has it that Ben Gurion was quite a fan of this pose, as he felt the increased blood flow to his head also increased mental capacity. Today this picture is popularized at Tel Aviv’s hip “Bar Gurion,” and of course, in our hearts.