88. 1949 Armistice Agreements; the beginning of the journey of independent Israel

88. 1949 Armistice Agreements; the beginning of the journey of independent Israel

Israel won the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In spite of the inadequate number of troops and very limited firepower, Israel had won the conflict by overcoming numerous challenges with sheer perseverance in a battle heavily skewed in favour of the well-armed militaries of the five Arab nations which had invaded Israel from all the four sides. […]

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86. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War

86. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War

After declaring the establishment of an independent Jew nation in the land of Israel, David Ben-Gurion headed straight for the Israeli military headquarters. The administrators of the new state had to be democratically elected as Israel had chosen the democratic form of governance. But till the time the first election happened, an interim government was […]

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85. The birth of modern ‘Israel’

85. The birth of modern ‘Israel’

“We… hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel” – declared David Ben-Gurion in a solemn voice. On the 14th of May, 1948, the ceremony commenced with a rendition of ‘Hatikvah’ (later recognized as the national anthem of Israel)following which, Ben-Gurion’s solemn voice was heard […]

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84. The 14th of May 1948

84. The 14th of May 1948

David Ben-Gurion’s anxiety grew as the 15th of May 1948 came closer. Actually speaking,in the on-going Arab-Jew Civil War, the Jews appeared to win across the land of Palestine while the Palestinian Arabs, fearing for their life, continued to flee with their families and whatever belongings they could carry. However, the upper hand, the Jews, […]

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82. The tables turn

82. The tables turn

The fire of the Arab-Jew conflict that raged from the very next day after the verdict of the United Nations on the partition of Palestine refused to die down. In March 1948, considering the overall explosive situation, the United States withdrew its support to the Palestine Partition Plan of the United Nations. The US opposed […]

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81. The Final Battle begins….

81. The Final Battle begins….

The United Nations had approved the concept of the ‘Jewish homeland in Palestine’, but in spite of it, David Ben-Gurion was well-aware that it was to face numerous hurdles. Hence, for the last few months, he tried whatever he could to augment the manpower and the firepower of the Haganah. Importantly, Ben-Gurion put his efforts […]

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