Simchoni collection

Simchoni collection

The collection is identified in the DaTa system by the letters CS



The 1st floor of the Library



It is an "Open shelf" collection



The collection was initiated to commemorate Major General Asaf Simhony (1922-1956),

who was a commander in the Suez War and died on the night the war ended

in a plane crash on the way to Haifa.

The collection comprises hundreds of books on the history of Jewish settlements

in Eretz-Yisrael,

on the history of the State of Israel and General historical texts.

The books (in English and in Hebrew) were published from the late 19th century to our current  time. 

Many titles were published by the "Maarachot" military related publishing

house and by the publishing house of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.


Selected titles from the Simhoni Collection:

  • Every spy a prince : the complete history of Israel’s intelligence community / Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, c1990
  • Faisal I of Iraq / Ali A. Allawi, 2014
  • Americans and asymmetric conflict : Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan / Adam B. Lowther, 2007




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