The Birth of the State of Israel - TJS Film

The survival – and even the creation – of the State of Israel was was in doubt from the beginning. On May 14, 1948, when Zionist leader David Ben Gurion read out the independence proclamation that finally created a Jewish State, it seemed like a dream, but there were fears it could become a nightmare. On November 29, 1947, after a tense ballot, the United Nations voted to divide the land of Israel into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The local Arab population rejected the plan and no one knew what would happen on May 14, 1948 when the British Mandate, which ruled Palestine after the First World War, would end.



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