The top of the British mandate in Palestine heralded the beginning of the recent kingdom of Israel. It additionally marked the tip of 1 of the main tumultuous and momentous chapters in Israeli background. however the new nation, born right into a antagonistic surroundings and being affected by the manifold calls for of sovereignty, must face many post-Independence demanding situations to its lifestyles, now not least within the type of armed clash and war of words with its Arab neighbours. This quantity examines the conflicts that from the 1948 until eventually the 1967 Six Day battle got here to outline the Israeli fight for life.
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