Creation of Israel

How Israel came to be


Israel is a country that was born from the aftermath of WW2. Israel was an idea that the U.S had to help Jews with no homes. It was established in Palestine; a place with historic ties to Jews. Although many neighboring Arab states threatened; Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion. It is now the only Jewish state in the world, and on of the Middle East's only Liberal Democracy.

Israel is born

After the war many jews were left looking for homes in europe and other countries because of the war. The U.S, in attempt to help Jews, decided to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Palestine seemed a good place because of the historic ties to Jews. Even though Arab states threatened about acknowledging Israel, president Truman recognized it, and Israel was born.

Israel Proclaimed

On May 14, 1948 the establishment of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion. After it was proclaimed neighboring Arab states invaded it but failed to take over. Jews were encouraged to settle in Palestine after it was proclaimed as well. By 1951 more than half of displaced European-Jews immigrated to Israel.

Israel after establishment

Today, Israel is the only Jewish state in the world and Middle East's only liberal democracy. Israeli Parliament built a permanent monument on Mount Remembrance in Jerusalem, it is called Yad Vashem, Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrence Museum. Jews all over vow that the Holocaust never be repeated , and will never let the horror of the memory fade into the past.

Works Cited

"Establishment of Israel" Jewish Virtual Library. American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2015. Web. 20 February, 2015.

Resnick, Abraham. The Holocaust. San Diego: Lucent Books. Inr, 1991. Book.

Jean C. Cotto

Mrs. Moen

7th Period