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  A historical overview of events, recommended reading, reports and documents on the subject of the Proclamation of Independence and the War of Independence
Proclamation of Independence

The Declaration of Independence, signed on May 14, 1948 by 37 signers, is set out in four parts: the first discusses the history of the Jewish people; the second proclaims independence; the third names the guiding principles of the new state; the last section calls upon the Arabs of Eretz Israel to preserve peace, and extends an offer of peace and good neighborliness to all neighboring states and appeals to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz Israel.

 History: The State of Israel
 The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
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The War of Independence

On May 15, 1948, one day after the creation of the State of Israel, the armed forces of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon invaded the new Jewish state. The fighting ended on January 1949.

 The War of Independence – The Knesset
 Selection of official documents, letters and Reports – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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The Israel Defense Force

The Israel Defense Force (Hebrew: Tzva Ha'Hagana Le'Israel) was founded two weeks after the establishment of the State of Israel, over the course of the War of Independence, and following a decision made by the temporary government of the State of Israel on May 26th, 1948. The IDF was involved in the country's major conflicts and operations and is one of the most trained armies in the world.

 IDF website
 Israel Wars' History
 Friends of the Israel Defense Force
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