The Story of Israel is an illuminating book that explores the nation's history. Seventy years after Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, the dramatic events before and since this point form anextraordinary period of history. From Theodor Herzl's efforts to establish a sovereign Jewish nation in Palestine to the 21st-century roadmap for peace and beyond, The Story of Israel brings the period to life as never before.
Sir Martin Gilbert's authoritative text is supplemented by more than 150 photographs and maps, as well as rare documents, including pages from Herzl's diary, identification papers of an Exodus refugee and Ben-Gurion's copy of his Declaration of Independence speech – all of which shed light on fascinating history of the country.
This is the ultimate guide to the turbulent history of a proud and powerful nation.