Incredible images bring 70 years of Israel’s history to life in just 3 minutes

by Shira Epstein

Celebrating 70 years of the State of Israel is a true miracle that we are forever grateful for.

This May, Israel will celebrate her 70th birthday and it is now a time to refelect on what this means. It has not been an easy journey to get here, but the rewards have been incredible. The Jewish state is standing prouder and stronger than ever.

The Declaration of the State

The journey began at the end of the 19th century, when Theodor Herzl alongside many others began the fight to build a Jewish Homeland. Some say Israel was born as a result of the Holocaust. Others disagree and say that the Holocaust may have been a catalyst for the formation of the start but it would have been built one day even without it.

Either way, what counts was the declaration of the State of Israel, the Jewish Homeland. On May 14th, 1948 the world changed as David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, declared the State.

It has not been a smooth ride. In fact, the formation of the State was met with the immediate start of Israel’s first war, later known as the War of Independence. Coming out victorious, the pioneers had their work cut out. They worked the land of Israel transforming it into a “land flowing with milk and honey.”  They turned barren desert into land flourishing with agriculture.

And as time has moved on, a young country has gone from strength to strength overcoming the numerous hurdles that have been put in its way.

Pioneering has by no means finished. Israel is continuously growing and developing. Todays pioneers may not be building kibbutzim like in the early years but they are still doing very important work. They are building the economy of Israel. Developing incredible technologies that are changing the world. Increasing and continuously improving the infrastracture of our beloved Israel.

We’ve had the first 70 years and now we look forward to seeing what’s going to happen in the next 70.

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