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1897 One of the influences that led to so many European Jews emigrating to Palestine was a movement called Zionism that was emerging in Europe.
1922 Under British occupation, waves of Jewish immigrants poured into Palestine to escape religious persecution in Europe.
1938 Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s economic problems after World War I.
1941 The Holocaust was part of Hitler’s plan to exterminate all Jews in Europe.
1945 Most Jewish communities were destroyed during the war, so Jews had no homes in which to return.
1948 The United Nations felt it was right to create a Jewish state in Palestine due to the Jew’s suffering in the Holocaust. At midnight on May 14, 1948, modern-day Israel emerged.
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