The Birth of Israel was on May 14, 1948. The Palestinian Jews finally declared their own State of Israel and became "Israelis." But the happiness did not endure, on the next day seven neighboring Arab countries declared war on the newly established Israel.
They also encouraged the Arab residents to leave to make the destruction of the Jewish State easier for them. They also promised them upon their return they will be bi given all the properties of the “fleeing” Jews. Needless to say that there was no “Destruction of the Jews” and the war ended in about 19 months. Israel survived after an immense loss of its population in what is called the War of Independence or Milchemet Hashichrur.
Jews from the Arab countries arriving in huge numbers to Israel
After the war of Independence
When the war ended Israel was left with a country almost the size of the one proposed by the United Nations two years before. The Gaza Strip was in Egyptians hands and the West Bank of the Jordan River together with East Jerusalem including the Old City Jerusalem in the hands of Trans Jordan. Later the territories were absorbed fully into the country that changed its name to Jordan.
Maps of before and after the 1967 Six Day War
War after war
Historic visit of Anwar Sadat to Israel in 1977
Very good things happened
While the Arabs kept trying to destroy Israel, many great things happened to our country:
Ethiopian Jews arriving in masses to Israel
This has been a brief summary of the events since the birth of Israel. Always surrounded by enemies, always handing the olive branch of peace and at the same time developing to become one of the best developed countries in the world and still the only Democracy in the Middle East.
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