The Cold War
The Founding of Israel Activity: Conduct research on the founding of Israel. Then create an illustrated time line that traces the major events leading to the formation of the state of Israel. Include information on the reasons Israel was founded, international support for its founding, the national origins of immigrants to Israel, and the reactions to Palestinian Arabs.
Holt Researcher Resources Biography: Golda Meir David
HRW Atlas: Israel
Map: Israel, 1948
Research Web Sites
| || ||Historical Background|
Learn some of the historical and political background of the United States’ involvement in the founding of Israel.
| || ||Israel in Maps|
Explore the history of Israel through maps of the area from 1000 B.C. to the present day.
| || ||Middle East Backgrounder|
An interactive backgrounder featuring recent stories, lesson plans, and analysis on the Middle East.
| || ||The Mideast: A Century of Conflict|
A six part series on the ebb and flow of conflict in the Middle East. The series covers the beginnings of the Zionist movement, the independence of Israel, the rise of the P.L.O., and the current conflicts in the region. Audio, maps, and biographies are also featured.
| || ||The Battle for the Holy Land|
Time lines, analysis of the cycles of violence in the Middle East, and profiles of the combatants are provided in this Web site by the PBS television show Frontline.
More Information on Israel and Palestine