Momentous Century: Personal and Eyewitness Accounts of the Rise of the Jewish Homeland and State, 1875-1978 (Google eBook)

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Levi Soshuk, Azriel Louis Eisenberg
Associated University Presses, 1984 - History - 471 pages
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A comprehensive collection of personal accounts and eyewitness reports by and about significant personalities, as well as ordinary people and the events which led to the birth and growth of the State of Israel. these first-hand experiences and descriptions start in the mid 19th century. they tell of the beginnings of neighborhoods, cities, institutions, the day israel was born, aliya bet, mass immigration, and wars, and culminate with the signing of the peace treaty between egypt and israel. numerous black and white photographs supplement the personal stories.
  

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This is the story of the birth of the nation state of Israel in the face of 0ver 100 years of opposition, trials, and wars. The early settlers held on to their dreams of a homeland while farming ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful collection of personal tales that makes this book difficult to put down. I encourage everyone who loves Israel, or just personal courage to get a copy. You won't be disappointed!
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