At BibleInteract, we were completely taken by surprise to learn that many people, from the age of 50 and younger, including merican Jews, do not know the dramatic story of how Israel became a legally recognized state. That understanding is essential for an accurate view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today. Therefore, this series of engaging conversations between Anne Davis of BibleInteract and her guest, Laura Green, who is an active Jewish advocate for the state of Israel, addresses this untold story of Israel’s return to the land that God has promised to them. The sessions are organized historically, so you can follow the story of Israel’s return from Jewish immigration under the Ottoman Empire, to the United Nations vote to give Israel its own state, and finally to Israel’s struggle to defend its country and its people.
Session 3: The War of Independence
After the United Nations partitioned the British Mandate of Palestine into two countries, one for Arabs and the other for Jews, Israel became a recognized state. However, the surrounding Arab countries refused to accept the partition, and declared war on Israel. What followed was Israel's War of Independence that ended in victory for Israel and an expansion of the UN partition borders.