"In 1973, Israel was surprise attacked by the combined armies of Egypt and Syria. The subsequent fighting was called by the Israelis and the world the 'Yom Kipur War'. On the other hand, the arabs call it the 'October War', because it was in this month and, for them, the jewish holyday of Yom Kipur means nothing."
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The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
"His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
As soon as the Turks had been defeated by General Allenby, and the Balfour Declarion had been made with the help of Chaim Weizmann in Britain. One of the main proponents of a Jewish homeland in Palestine [Zionism].
David Ben-Gurion, founded Kibbutz including 3 just North of the Palestian Medditeranian Port and Commerical Capital: Jaffa. They became the Israeli City of Tel Aviv.
Following the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 November 1947 recommending the adoption and implementation of the United Nations partition plan to replace the British Mandate for Palestine, on 14 May 1948 David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel, a state independent from the British Mandate for Palestine. Neighboring Arab states invaded the next day in support of the Palestinian Arabs. Israel has since fought several wars with neighboring Arab states, in the course of which it has occupied the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. Portions of these territories, including east Jerusalem, have been annexed by Israel, but the border with the neighboring West Bank has not yet been permanently defined. [neutrality is disputed]
Haganah (Hebrew: "The Defense", ????? HaHagana) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, which later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces.
The Haganah Hung a British Sergant, and blow up a Hotel with British Officers and Men in it.
Famous members of the Haganah included Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Rehavam Ze'evi, Dov Hoz, Moshe Dayan, Yigal Allon and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords (1978) and the Israel–Egypt Peace Treaty (1979).
The Jews are on the whole an Intelligent, and Imaginative People; because of Millenia of Studying Scripture which has made them highly literate.
The historic land of Israel, or the land of Cannan (after one of Noah's Sons) does not include The Golan Heights, or Gaza (home of the Philistines, with city walls). The Golan Heights is required for defence.
Israel is surrounded by four countries. If in danger it can call on the help of the United states Fleet; made up of Aircraft Carries, Battleships, and AEGIS Cruisers.