In a nutshell, when Israel was declared as a state on a small portion of Palestine, the Arabs declared war and in the ensuing war, Israel expanded its size by about 50% and the Arab refugee crisis began. Israel also lost 1% of its already small population in that war. In the 1967 war, Israel again expanded its borders when the Arabs attacked.
Quoting Seb146 (Thread starter): How did Isreal come to be and how much was the United States really involved in the formation of Isreal?
The United States recognized Israel minutes after it was formed...But had very little to nothing to do with its actual formation. The US didn't begin selling arms to Israel until the 1960s, and the "special relationship" didn't heat up until the 1970s and 1980s.
Many American citizens, including Frank Sinatra, were involved in helping the formation of Israel...But the American government didn't do much.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
Quoting Seb146 (Reply 2): Yes, we had world history, but we never touched on Isreal except to say that it was set up in 1948. That is the extent of my Isreali history.
Hmmmmmm....well, there's google that will take you to several hundred thousand websites with something important to say on the subject, try searching Israel+history. Then there's Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia which has some good information on the subject. There's also Amazon which lists no less than three scholarly texts under the subject of Israel history.
A History of Israel -- by John Bright; Paperback (Rate it)
Buy new: $23.07 -- Used & new from: $17.47
2. Israel: A History -- by Martin Gilbert; Hardcover (Rate it)
Buy new: $19.80 -- Used & new from: $16.00
3. A History of Israel : From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time (Second Edition, Revised and Updated) -- by Howard M. Sachar; Paperback (Rate it)
Buy new: $18.90 -- Used & new from: $15.00
Last but certainly not least there's the public library system, supported by your tax dollars. I betcha the nearest branch of your library has a copy of Leon Uris' "Exodus" and it's worth a read if you have any real interest at all in the subject.
Your city has a couple pretty good university libraries as well, I should imagine that have even more detail.
But yet you chose to post this in the non aviation related section of a chat site.
Why do I get the feeling that you're trying to stir up something?
Sean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
I'm sorry I miss the humor. Since the Muslims seem to make the distinction of Muslims/Jews-consider the amount of land possessed by the Muslims. They span from North Africa almost continuously to South East Asia. Yet some how they can't allow a little sliver of desert to be had by the Jews. Furthermore, I might add that in recent times there has been little Muslim contribution to humanity. Despite the constant adversity Israel has made many contributions to the world in science and technology. They are considered the smartest country, in the respect that they have the most Nobel Prizes relative to their population.