What new country was created in 1948?
Zionist leader David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) served as head of the pre-state government. The British mandate over Palestine officially terminated at midnight, May 14, 1948. Earlier in the day, at 4:00 p.m., David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the creation of the State of Israel and became its first prime minister.
What was Israel before 1948?
Between 1922 and 1948 the land was legally and officially under the rule of the British. It was officially called “Palestine” in English. In Arabic it was officially called “Falastin”, and in Hebrew it was officially called “Palestina (E.Y)”.
Why was Israel created?
Modern Israel has its origins in the Zionism movement, established in the late 19th century by Jews in the Russian Empire who called for the establishment of a territorial Jewish state after enduring persecution.
What country was created in 1947?
On August 15, 1947, India achieved her long-sought independence from Britain when Britain partitioned the country into two independent dominions, India and Pakistan.