Gordis 7 – The Creation of Israel

On Nov 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to allow the creation of Israel leading to the War of Independence which ultimately did not end until early 1949. Dr. Daniel Gordis explores the sentiment of the Jewish people in Israel at that time and explains the transformation of the Jewish psyche from the victim hood of Europe to the Israeli that we know today. He also describes some of the difficulties and challenges of consolidating all of Israel’s fighting forces into one cohesive IDF.