Operation Nachshon (or Nahshon)

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12 May 1948
White House discussion of US action in event of declaration of Jewish state
Provisional State Council votes, 5 to 4, not to mention borders in Israeli declaration of independence
Drafting of Israeli Declaration of Independence
Truman and Marshall clash over proposal to recognize Jewish state in Palestine
Meeting of Provisional State Council
11 May 1948
A letter bomb addressed to Sir Evelyn Barker was detected by his wife.
Golda Meir visits Abdullah in Amman
10 May 1948
British Life Guards withdraw from Jaffa to Sarafand camp
early May 1948
Zionist committee meets to decide on name, in Arabic, for projected new Jewish state
9 May 1948
Haganah meeting in Netanya to decide fate of Tantura and neighbouring coastal villages
8 May 1948
end of Ethnic Cleansing of Safed
7 May 1948
start of Ethnic Cleansing of Safed
6 May 1948
start of Typhoid epidemic in besieged Acre -- poisoned water supply suspected
Haganah leadership present Ben-Gurion with ultimatum, demanding reinstatement of Israel Galili as head of National Command
5 May 1948
ALA troops leave Jaffa under British protection
Trusteeship Council adopts plan to select Special Municipal Commissioner for Jerus'm
4 May 1948
Jessup telegram to Dean Rusk on Soviet intentions in Middle East
US State Department official predicts that Jews in Palestine will establish state by force of arms and then claim they were attacked
United Nations committee starts to draft resolution for provisional regime in Palestine
end of Further massacres at Ein ez Zeitun (Ayn Zaytoun)
3 May 1948
Jewish Agency refuses US proposal for on-the-spot truce negotiations in Palestine
Letter bomb sent to Roy Farran kills his brother, Rex
start of Further massacres at Ein ez Zeitun (Ayn Zaytoun)
2 May 1948
British colonial secretary proposes, to French UN ambassador, de facto partition of Palestine to prevent war involving non-Palestinian Arabs
British officers of Arab Legion meet with Haganah officers
1 May 1948
end of Attack, by Palmach fighters, on the San Simon monastery in Katamon (Battle of San Simon)
Arab attack on Haganah base in Ramot Naftali is repulsed by aerial bombing
May 1948
Operation Barak
1 May 1948
Massacre at Ein ez Zeitun (Ayn Zaytoun)
May 1948
Palmach fighters invade Taybeh and torch the Asaad family palace
30 Apr 1948
US proposes temporary trusteeship for Jerusalem.
Haganah and Palmach finish the ethnic cleansing of Qatamon
Apr 1948
end of Easter Crisis (Påskekrisen) in Denmark
end of Operation Bird Dog
30 Apr 1948
end of Final Haganah attack on Qatamon, leading to its capture
29 Apr 1948
start of Final Haganah attack on Qatamon, leading to its capture
start of Attack, by Palmach fighters, on the San Simon monastery in Katamon (Battle of San Simon)
28 Apr 1948
UN Trusteeship Council announces tentative truce in Old City
Start of Operation Hametz (Mitzva Hametz)
Battle for Tel Arish
26 Apr 1948
UN General Assembly asks Trusteeship Council to protect Jerusalem and its people
start of Generals' Revolt in Israel
25 Apr 1948
start of Zionist attack on, and capture of, Jaffa
Haganah attack Saqiya
23 Apr 1948
end of Haganah capture of Haifa - Operation Bi'ur Hametz ("Passover Cleaning")
late Apr 1948
British authorities in Palestine evacuate last Templers to Germany and Australia
22 Apr 1948
Haganah shell Palestinian refugees in market square in Haifa
Clash between British Army and guards at Moshav Mivtahim
end of Capture of Tiberias
21 Apr 1948
British army commander in Haifa informs Arabs that his troops are evacuating city immediately, apart from harbor and key roads that army would need during organized withdrawal in late May
start of Haganah capture of Haifa - Operation Bi'ur Hametz ("Passover Cleaning")
British army commander in Haifa informs the Hagana that his troops are evacuating city immediately, apart from harbor and key roads that army would need during organized withdrawal in mid-May
Trusteeship Council votes to refer Jerusalem statute to General Assembly
20 Apr 1948
US delegation introduces "working paper" on Palestine trusteeship
Gromyko criticises US and UK stance on Palestine
Second Zionist attack on Nabi Yusha fort is repulsed
19 Apr 1948
Unveiling, in Warsaw, of momument to Warsaw Ghetto Revolt
18 Apr 1948
Expulsion of Arab residents of Tiberias
General Stockwell announces withdrawal of British forces from city of Haifa
17 Apr 1948
UNSC adopts resolution creating Truce Commission in Palestine
16 Apr 1948
start of Capture of Tiberias
start of Second Special Session of General Assembly met in Flushing Meadows
mid Apr 1948
Zionist attack on Nabi Yusha fort is repulsed
Zionist terrorists attack Waldheim, killing two Templars
13 Apr 1948
Attack on an Israeli-Jewish medical convoy at Sheikh Jarrah/Mount Scopus
12 Apr 1948
Haganah attacks Nasir al-Din
Zionist General Council declares it will establish a state at the end of the Mandate
end of Operation Nachshon (or Nahshon)
A company of the 12th Battalion, Golani Brigade, attacked and captures Khirbet Nasir ad Din
11 Apr 1948
end of Massacre at Deir Yasin
Zionist Executive meeting
9 Apr 1948
Haganah forces retake Kastal
start of Massacre at Deir Yasin
8 Apr 1948
Palestinians recapture al-Qastal from Haganah
6 Apr 1948
start of Operation Nachshon (or Nahshon)
3 Apr 1948
start of Jeju Uprising
Shipment of Czechoslovak arms is imported through Tel Aviv port
2 Apr 1948
end of Operation Hassida (Hasida -- 'Stork')
1 Apr 1948
UNSC approves US-proposed resolutions on Palestine
Apr 1948
Ben-Gurion seeks to hire European scientists to create weapons of mass destruction
1 Apr 1948
start of Operation Hassida (Hasida -- 'Stork')
Apr 1948
Conference of Arab chiefs of staff
1 Apr 1948
start of Operation Balak
30 Mar 1948
Start of Palestine Matriculation Examinations
US introduces UNSC resolution calling for truce and for special session of UNGA
28 Mar 1948
Haganah used three Auster aircraft to drop anti-personnel bombs on Arab positions
Battle of Kabri
end of Zionists attack Beit Daras
27 Mar 1948
Haganah use Auster aircraft to strafe Arab positions
start of Zionists attack Beit Daras
25 Mar 1948
start of Siege of Jerusalem
21 Mar 1948
end of Ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Muwanis village by soldiers of the Alexandroni Brigade
20 Mar 1948
US Secretary of State George Marshall supports temporary trusteeship for Palestine
start of Ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Muwanis village by soldiers of the Alexandroni Brigade
19 Mar 1948
US representative to UNSC proposes temporary trusteeship for Palestine
UNSC permanent members report back to UNSC
18 Mar 1948
Truman pledges to Weizmann that US will recognize a Jewish state if it is proclaimed
15 Mar 1948
Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of 1948
13 Mar 1948
Edward Jacobson persuades Harry Truman to meet CHaim Weizmann
11 Mar 1948
Palestinian car bomb attack on Jewish Agency compound in Jerusalem
10 Mar 1948
Trusteeship Council completes draft statute for City of Jerusalem
Zionist leadership decides to ethnically cleanse as much of Palestine as it can conquer
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Operation Nachshon (or Nahshon)

Start Date: Tuesday, 6 Apr 1948
End Date: Monday, 12 Apr 1948
 
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The objective of Operation Nachshon (or Nahshon), a Yishuv military operation in the 1948 war, was to open up the Jerusalem road that had been besieged by the Arabs. It was named after the Biblical figure Nachshon Ben Aminadav who was the first to wade into the Red Sea when the Hebews escaped from slavery in Egypt. The operation was commanded by Shimon Avidan. It was the first major Haganah operation and the first step of Plan Dalet.

Operation Nachshon began on April 6, 1948 and lasted until April 12 after the road had been cleared. The road remained open for a short while and was again shut down, leading to the Siege of Jerusalem.

Some sources say the operation lasted from April 5 to April 20.

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