Israel: The Birth of a Nation (Documentary)

Produced by the History Channel, this comprehensive documentary (1.5 hours) chronicles the establishment of the State of Israel by British historian, Sir Martin Gilbert. Using archive film, photographs and interviews, the documentary tells the unlikely story of the newborn country’s victory against invading Arab armies in the War of Independence, as well as the resulting challenges, including the refusal of the Arab nations to recognize and make peace with Israel or provide assistance to Palestinian refugees.