A Military History of the Birth of the State of Israel
Facilitated by Jacob Stoil, Assistant Professor at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies
Jewish Community Campus – MAC Room
5801 W 115th St. Overland Park, KS
February 27: The Paramilitaries and the British in the Second World War
The story of the cooperation between the paramilitaries and the British Special Operations Executive with daring and desperate plans that helped shape Israel’s future wars.
March 26: How the British lost Palestine, 1945-47
Exploring the political intrigue and military activity that secured Palestine Mandate for the British, demonstrating how these activities meant that British could no longer hold the territory.
April 23: Winning the State, The War of Independence, 1947-49
An overview of the military history of the War of Independence, while exploring some of the critical and forgotten dynamics and campaigns of the war, culminating in independence and a secure statehood.
Programs are free, but reservations are requested by calling The Heritage Center reception desk at 913-327-8044.
Jacob Stoil is an Assistant Professor at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies. He holds a DPhil from Oxford University, an MA in History of Warfare, a BA in War Studies and an AKC in comparative religion and philosophy from King’s College London. Dr. Stoil has published on topics in Israeli military history, the history of the Second World War, and aspects of contemporary conflict.