Birth of Israel

Law of Return 5710/1950

Determining who has the right to make Aliyah.

David Ben-Gurion

The first prime minister of the Jewish state.

The Twin Wars

How the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War shaped Israel.

The Sinai Campaign

Israel's First Military Offensive.

Peace Will Be Established

An excerpt from the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt

U.N. Security Council Resolution 242

The United Nations responds to Israel's territorial gains in the Six Day War.

Yom Kippur War Implications

The Yom Kippur War led to a fragile but lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

Yom Kippur War

A surprise attack on a holy day in 1973.

A State is Born

The creation of an infrastructure for the state of Israel.

Absorbing the Exiles

Israel worked to absorb massive numbers of Jewish immigrants during the 1950s.