Modern Israel

  • Eliezer ben-Yehuda was born

  • Theodore Herzl was born

    Theodore Herzl started the Zionist Government which pushed to create Israel. He wanted jews to have a homeland. He tried very hard to make Israel. One example is when he met the pope.
  • Chaim Weizmann

    Chaim Weizmann
    He was a scientist and the first president of Israel.
  • Ze'ev Jabotinsky

    Jabontinsky (an author) was born in Odessa, Ukraine
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    David Ben Gurions Life Span

  • First Zionist Congress

  • Golda Meir Born

  • Jewish National Fund Founded

    Jewish National Fund Founded
    The Jewish National Fund was founded in 1901.
  • Uganda project (6th Zionist Congress)

    Uganda project (6th Zionist Congress)
    Theodor Herzl
  • Theodore Herzl Dies

  • Balfour Declaration

    The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for a new Jewish home in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a smaller Jewish population.
  • Golda Meir Marriage

    Golda Meir got married to Morris Meyerson
  • Haganah

    The Haganah (Jewish Underground) or defense in Hebrew was created. On April of 1920, the Haganah had some role in defending against Arab attacks during the Passover riots.
  • Aliyah Bet

    Most illegal immigrants arrived by boat. Aliyah Bet is important to Israel because it has when the Jews migrated to the land that is now Israel. Many were escaping persecution in Europe, both before and during the Holocaust. After WWII ended, many Jews were stuck in detention centers with no home to go back to. Israel was, for them, the a safe place for Jews to go. In 1948, there were 100,000 Jews in the land that is now Israel. Many of them came illegally.
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    Aliyah Bet

    Aliyah Bet is the term used to describe illegal immigration. It occurred during the time that Great Britain was in control of Palestine.
  • Yitzhak Rabin

    Yitzhak Rabin
    He was an Israeli politician, statesman, and general. He was the 5th Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974-77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. He became important by becoming the 5th Prime Minister of Israel. In October 1994, Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan, after secret meetings, signed a full peace treaty between their two countries.
  • The British Mandate

    The British Mandate
    After WWI the League of Nations divided land into mandates.

    Britain received the area called Palestine that was east of the Jordan River. The area west of the Jordan River was called Transjordan and is now Jordan. In Palestine there lived Arabs and Zionist Jews. It was made official on July 24, 1922
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    The irgun was a Zionist paramilitary organization that operated in Mandate Palestine.
  • Ze'ev Jabontisky

    Jabontinsky died in New York City, NY
  • Palmach

    The Palmach was established. The Palmach was the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Yishuv, during the period of the British Mandate for Palestine.
  • Atlit camp prisoner raid

    Palmach fighters broke into the Atlit detention camp and freed the Jewish prisoners.
  • Plan Dalet

    Plan Dalet was the Israeli's plan to take control of Palestine by forcing the Palestinians out of their land.
  • British Mandate Ends

    In May 1948 after the United Nation agreed to divide the area of Palestine into an area for jews (Israel) and an area for Arabs Palestine, the British withdrew from the area.
  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman recognized that the state of Israel was a nation. This was important because other people would be influenced by the USA. They would say that its okay for Israel to become a nation because they did not think that. It may make other people make contributions to the cause of Israel becoming a country
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    Six-Day War

    The war was fought in Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt by the Israelis and the Arabs. In 1956, Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai because they wanted the Egyptians to reopen the the Straits Of Tiran. That was one thing that caused the six day war.
  • Golda Meir became Prime Minister

    Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister
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    Yom Kippur War

    The Yom Kippur War took place in October 1973 (Oct 6, 1973 – Oct 26, 1973) on the Holiest Day of the Jewish year. Egypt and Syria invaded Israel in a surprise attack. The Arab countries coordinated the attack into the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, catching the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) off guard. Israel was victorious, but lost land to Egypt. War eventually resulted in the Camp David Accords peace process.
  • Golda Meir Resignation

    Golda Meir resigned as prime minister
  • Golda Meir Death