October 10

History events
614 — (1th of Cheshvan, 4375) Today the fifth Council of Paris “prohibited the Jews from asking or from exercising civic or administrative rights.”
1854 — (18th of Tishrei, 5615) The Jewish Theological Seminary, “the first rabbinical seminary in Central Europe, opened today in Breslau
1952 — (21th of Tishrei, 5013) The Jerusalem Post reported that the Palestine Conciliation Commission had announced that Israel agreed to release one million in sterling. ….. These funds belonged to Palestinian Arabs who had fled Israel during the fighting when the Arabs tried to destroy the state of Israel at the moment of its birth. The commission commented that the Israeli move was «an important step towards the settlement of the differences existing between Israel and her neighbors.» The Israelis hoped that this act of good will would help lead to a peace agreement and that the Arab states would now give the Jews who had fled such places as Iraq would now have access to the funds they had been forced to leave behind
1956 — (5th of Cheshvan, 5717) In response to a terrorist attack launched from Jordan on October 4 that claimed the lives of four civilians, ….. the Israeli military conducted a counter attack codenamed Operation Samaria in which the IDF attacked the Qalqilya police station at the Tegart fort. After a fierce battle the fort was blown up. 18 IDF soldiers died in the operation and 68 were injured. About 88 Jordanians were killed and 15 were wounded
1973 — (14th of Tishrei, 5734) Yom Kippur War ….. Fighting continued during the Yom Kippur War. A morning counter-attack launched against the Syrians drove their tanks back to line from which they had launched their sneak attack four days ago. General Elazar wanted to push on, but Defense Minister Dayan wanted to stop lest penetration towards Damascus upset the Soviets. Golda Meir sided with Elazar who made plans to attack across the old cease fire line. In the evening, Mrs. Meir addressed the nation describing Israel’s perilous position. The Soviets had armed the Arabs with all matter of modern weaponry and were re-supplying them even as Mrs. Meir spoke. She urged King Hussein not to repeat his mistake of 1967 when he joined the Egyptians and the Syrians. She said that Jews could not allow themselves “the luxury of despair.” She had but one prayer in her heart, “that this will be the last war; In an effort to relieve Israeli pressure on the Syrian front, where the IDF has gained back the southern Golan, Egyptian forces move further into the Sinai, beyond the range of their SAM umbrella which creates an opportunity for the IAF to go on the offensive
1995 — (16th of Tishrei, 5756) As Israel turned over control of 460 West Bank villages to the Palestinian Authority, a banner flew over the village of Salfit declaring “Today Salfit, tomorrow Jerusalem.”

1674 — (10th of Tishrei, 5435) David Cohen de Lara, the Haham, lexicographer and writer on ethics passed away today in Hamburg
1797 — (20th of Tishrei, 5558) Elijah ben Solomon of Wilna, the «Gaon,» died
2013 — (6th of Cheshvan, 5774) Colonel (Res.) Seraiah Ofer was killed in an attack outside his home in the Jordan Valley settlement of Brosh Habika at 10 P.M. tonight and his wife Monique was moderately wounded but managed to escape and contact police