Israel's History in Pictures
By Glen Barber
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion announced to the world that the State of Israel would come into existence. The amazing collection of photos from the events that took place surrounding and after to the birth of the Jewish State were compiled in honor of 65 years of Israel's founding and are still just as fascinating today!
Women of the Haganah train in one of their settlements in Palestine. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images)
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)
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)
June 1948: Israeli soldiers travel on route 7 to Jerusalem during the War of Independence. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
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)
See the full collection of images here.