Jewish History 1948 - 1980

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.

The Birth of Israel

The process by which Mandatory Palestine became Israel.

A State is Born

The creation of an infrastructure for the state of Israel.

American Jews and Israel in the Post-War Period

Nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there.

Why Are So Many American Jews Politically Liberal?

The post-war politics of American Jews were shaped more by Jewish experience than Jewish tradition.

Absorbing the Exiles

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

The Mass Migration to Israel of the 1950s

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Europe and the Arab lands seek a new home in the Jewish state.

The Palestine Liberation Organization

Yasser Arafat and the PLO from 1964 until the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Israel’s Foreign Policy

An examination of the development of the Israeli military.