conflict in the middle east

Israel becomes a state

  • After WW2, the UN voted to split Palestine into a Jewish state (55% of the land for 35% of the people) and an Arabic state (1948)

Israel and Arab states in conflict

  • Israel was invaded by its Arab neighbors the day after it was created
  • after a few months Israel won
  • Israel has won EVERY conflict and keeps increasing power and land

Israel's important people

Israel's flag

  • was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It depicts a blue hexagram on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes.
  • The blue color is described as "dark sky-blue", and varies from flag to flag, ranging from a hue of pure blue, sometimes shaded almost as dark as navy blue, to hues about 75% toward pure cyan and shades as light as very light blue.
  • The flag was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recalls the Ashkenazi Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with blue stripes. The symbol in the center represents the Magen David ("Star of David"), a Jewish symbol dating from late medieval Prague, which was adopted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897