A lot has gone on in a tiny country that has been around for 70 years, since the 14th of May 1948. With 5 lengthy wars, persecution of its people crossing countries to other major places such as Soviet, UK and the USA, Israel has had a busy 70 years. The Year Israel came to life was 1948 but the area had a Jewish population for thousands of years.
The mystery is as continually mixed, it is surrounded by large countries yet it is a tiny strip of land, once a dry desert and now a beautiful lush garden, which has had countless attempts for peace.
Israel has a lot of history and a new book to celebrate the very packed 70 years has come out, written by Martin Gilbert, The Story of Israel: From Theodor Herzl To The Dream For Peace. The stormy birth and creation of this beautifully troubled state.