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In 1517 the Ottoman Empire conquered it, ruling it until the British conquered it in 1917, and ruled it under the British Mandate for Palestine until 1948, when the Jewish State of Israel was proclaimed in part of the ancient land of Israel, which was made possible by the Zionist movement and its promotion of mass ...

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Who did Israel gain its independence from?
Israeli Independence The United Nations approved a plan to partition Palestine into a Jewish and Arab state in 1947, but the Arabs rejected it. In May 1948, Israel was officially declared an independent state with David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, as the prime minister.
When did Israel gain independence?
The Arab-Israeli War of 1948. The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 broke out when five Arab nations invaded territory in the former Palestinian mandate immediately following the announcement of the independence of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.
Where did Jews live before Israel?
According to the Hebrew Bible, Jews descend from the ancient people of Israel who settled in the land of Canaan between the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
What is Israel's Independence Day called?
On the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israeli communities worldwide celebrate their Independence Day, known locally as Yom Ha'atzmaut. Today's Doodle pays tribute to this annual holiday in recognition of the day in 1948 when the State of Israel declared its independence.
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19 hours ago ˇ Yom Ha'Atzmaut is Israel's Independence Day celebration. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Under curfew, Israel ...
1 day ago ˇ Gad Lior, “Independence Day 2019 – a party for more than 9 million Israelis,” Ynet, (May 8, 2019); “Jewish Population in the World and in Israel,” Israeli Central  ...
5 days ago ˇ Shortly after, the Jewish community in Palestine declared Israel an independent state, prompting hundreds of thousands more Jews to emigrate, and precipitating  ...
5 days ago ˇ Not since May 1948, when both the U.S. and the Soviet Union recognized the state of Israel in the critical weeks of its war for independence, has Israel had a diplomatic month like this.
5 days ago ˇ Yom HaAtzma-ut, Israeli Independence Day, marks the establishment of the ... fifth of Iyar a public holiday in 1949; David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister , ...
3 days ago ˇ Israeli youths in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tonight is the beginning of Yom Haatzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day. The holiday, celebrated beginning at sundown on ...
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