One of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century was the sudden creation of the Jewish state. It had been the dream of almost every Jew to have their own nation in which they would be free from persecution but its very creation appeared to be beyond human possibility. Almost 6 million Jews been viciously massacred under the “Final Solution” Plan of Nazi Germany and the remaining were dispossessed refugees. The small communities in Palestine faced fierce Arab resentment and British had disallowed any further immigration. Even when the state was finally declared in May 1948, it had sill been invaded by 5 Arab countries who wished for its annihilation and Israel lacked any political alliances. There were even threats within Israel since it had been inhabited by Arabs who felt the land, especially Jerusalem was rightfully theirs. Israel was seemingly on the verge of destruction. How was the infant nation born, survive, and prosper in spite of being threatened in every possible way? This question shall be investigated and analyzed in greatest detail in the following investigation.
The Jewish people had been persecuted since the beginning of time, from the time they were slaves for the Egyptian Empire, until the holocaust by Nazi Germany, anti-Semitism was a motif throughout human history.
The Jewish nationalist movement originated in Europe, which was home to the most of the world’s Jews. They had resided there after having been expelled by the Romans from Palestine in the first century. Jews were considered outsiders in European countries and most ...
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