Israel: Birth of a Nation

This is documentary that delves into the struggles of a nation. It documents the history of the state of Israel. It has rare film footage of the 1948 Arab- Israeli War, which culminated in the birth of Israel. The war which started shortly after World War 11. It was waged for 9 months from May 15, 1948 to March 10, 1949. It was between Israeli allied forces and different Palestinian and Arab countries. It was a hard fought battle, when it was over, Israel earned the right to claim itself as a Jewish State, and be recognized as such all over the world.

History Channel
1 Season, 1 Episode
October 18, 1997
History, Documentary & Biography, Military & War
Cast: David Ben-Gurion, Yuval David, Martin Gilbert
Israel: Birth of a Nation

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  • An account of Israel's first years as an independent nation. On May 14, 1948, one day after Israel declared authority, the nation was invaded by Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Iraq and Egypt. The struggles and harsh realities of a fledgling nation at war are chronicled.

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