1. Origins of the state of Israel
This page examines the reasons for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. It also looks at the causes and effects of the first Arab-Israeli War 1948 - 1949.Guiding questions:What is Zionism?What was the impact of the First World War on the Middle East? Why did tensions grow during the British Mandate after 1919?What was the impact of the Second World War? Why was Israel successful in the 1948 War?