Independence Day 1948: A Day of Celebration... and War.

For Jewish leaders in 1948, the decision to declare statehood wasn't an easy one.  They knew that independence also meant instant war.  But for a brief moment, they put aside their battle plans and focused on accouncing to the world that the nation of Israel had been reborn.

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