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Photos: 65 years Of Israel As A State

Tags: Yom Haatzmaut, History, Media

By Glen Barber

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion announced to the world that the State of Israel would come into existence. Take a look at photos from the events that took place leading to the birth of the Jewish State and through its 65 years!

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Women of the Haganah train in one of their settlements in Palestine. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images)

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HAIFA, MANDATE PALESTINE - JULY 18, 1947: The crowded illegal immigration ship Exodus, carrying Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe, July 18, 1947 in Haifa port, during the British Mandate of Palestine, in what would in the next year become the State of Israel. (Photo by Frank Shershel/GPO via Getty Images)

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PALESTINE - APRIL 27, 1948: Less than 3 weeks before Israel's independence, the flag of the future Jewish State is raised at morning parade at a training base of the fledgling Israeli Defense Forces April 27, 1948 in what was still the British Mandate for Palestine. (Photo by Zoltan Kluger/GPO via Getty Images)

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June 1948: Israeli soldiers travel on route 7 to Jerusalem during the War of Independence. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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NEGEV, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 2, 1949: David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the Jewish State, wears military uniform during a visit on December 2, 1949 to the negev desert in southern Israel. (Photo by David Eldan/GPO via Getty Images)

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