The Story of Israel - Large Size

The Story of Israel - Large Size

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A leading historian, and Winston Churchill's official biographer, tells the complete story of Israel's birth and development as a nation.

Just over 100 years ago, Theodor Herzl launched the Zionist movement. Fifty years later, after the Holocaust, the State of Israel came into being, established so that Jews anywhere in the world could have a homeland. In the years since, five wars have tested Israel's ability to survive. Influxes of emigrants enhanced the country's cultural riches yet strained its social fabric, even as Israel's Arab neighbors sought to redress their own grievances through violence. Now, just as Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, the nation's fascinating story is told by renowned historian Martin Gilbert, complete with images of important historical documents.

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Table Of Contents:
The Birth of Zionism: the First Zionist Congress, 1897 • A Pioneering Spirit • The Balfour Declaration, 1917 • The Liberation of Palestine, 1918 • The British League of Nations Mandate, 1922 • The Hebrew University • Preparing for Statehood • Resistance, Settlement and the Partial Plan, 1937 • Jewish Immigration Curtailed, 1939 • The Second World War, 1939-45 • The Aftermath of the Holocaust, 1945 • Civil War • Jerusalem Under Siege, 1948 • The War of Independence, 1948-49 • Jewish Immigration from Arab Lands • Building a Vibrant Jewish State, 1948-67 • The Six-Day War, 1967 • The Battle for East Jerusalem, June 1967 • Building a Modern Nation Despite the PLO 1967-73 • The October War, 1973 • Immigration from the Soviet Union • Shuttle Diplomacy and Camp David, 1973-79 • War in Lebanon, 1982 • Paths to Negotiation: Peace Now Movement and the Intifada, 1982-91 • The Peace Process: Oslo 1993 and Beyond • Opposition to Peace: the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, 1995 • The Peace Process: Into the 21st Century • Israel Among the Nations.