In the 1930’s, European Jews fled Nazi Germany and made Palestine their new home. The Holocaust quickened the demand for a fully independent Jewish State. Much of the Muslim population of Palestine, opposed such an idea.
In 1947, Britain surrendered its interest in Palestine to the United Nations, which partitioned the lands, thus creating the state of Israel.
The new stated came under constant attack by Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine guerrillas. Israel survived the attacks, and in the 1950’s immigrants poured into Israel. A second Arab – Israel war took place in 1956, but changed little. In 1967, Israel acquired secure borders. Her victories in the Six-Day War against Egypt, Jordan and Syria, gained them East Jerusalem, Jordan’s west bank and the Golan Heights.