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Israel's War of Independence 1948, UN Partition Plan, Arab-Israeli War

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Israel's War of Independence: Arab-Israeli War (1948)

The Arab-Israeli War

Israel is perhaps the only country in history that has been routinely "picked on" by her indignant Arab neighbors, pushed into conflict, emerged victorious, and then ended up with more land than before the conflict started.  Israel's War of Independence in 1948, also known as the First Arab-Israeli War, is a prime example. 

The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 kicked off on the heels of widespread civil war between the Israelis and Arabs resulting from the UN Partition Plan.  On May 14, 1948, following David Ben-Gurion's official declaration of Israel as a sovereign nation, the countries of Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia launched a full-scale invasion into Israel with the objective of eradicating the newly-formed Jewish state.  The fighting would continue until 1949, when the UN successfully brokered armistice and definitive border agreements between Israel and the invading Arab countries.  When it was all said and done, Israel had recaptured some of the territory that was allocated to the "Palestinian" Arabs as per the UN Partition Plan in 1947.  These armistice lines would hold until 1967.  The Arab-Israeli War also gave birth to perhaps one of the most effective and caustic falsehoods in modern history:  the Palestinian Refugees.

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