may 14, 1948 - (May 14, 1948)
The state of Israel is created.
Partially in response to the tragedies of the
Holocaust, the state of Israel is created on May
14, 1948, when the United Nations partitions
land between the Jews and the Arabs. The
United States recognizes the new nation
immediately, and unrestricted Jewish
immigration is permitted to the new land.
Between 1948 and 1951, almost 700,000 Jews
immigrate to Israel.