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This Day in Israel's History: July 28

Israeli Embassy1909 -- Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Gymnasia Herzliya
The cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Gymnasia Herzliya building was held in the new Ahuza Bayit neighborhood where the school was located. The Gymnasia Herzliya was the first Hebrew high school opened in Israel and known figures such as Natan Alterman studied there.

1943 -- Kibbutz Revivim Established in Negev
A second outpost settlement, Kibbutz Revivim, was established in the Negev. Its modern Jewish inhabitants were among the first Jewish residents in the Negev.

1957 -- Soviet Jews Welcome Israeli Youth Group to the U.S.S.R.
Soviet Jewry - the "Jews of Silence" - reacted with emotion to a visit by a contingent of young Israelis participating in an international youth festival.

1960 -- World Bank Grants Israel $ 27.5 Million Loan
The World Bank granted Israel a loan of $ 27.5 million to build a new deep-water port at Ashdod.

1969 -- Eighth Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan
The Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style competition featuring Jewish athletes from around the world, emerged as one of the top international sporting events in the world.

1989 -- Israeli Forces Capture Hizbullah Leader
An Israeli force kidnapped one of the leaders of Hizbullah in Lebanon, Sheikh Obed, for leverage in future prisoner exchanges.

1990 -- Terrorist Attack Occurs on Tel-Aviv Beach
An explosive device planted on the Tel-Aviv beach killed a Canadian tourist.

1990 -- Reported Rise in Russian Immigration
Throughout July, over 17,000 Russian immigrants arrived in Israel.