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1948

State of Israel is Born

1948

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1948B

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', January 14, 1948

Arabs and Jews arm themselves to the teeth.

1948A

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', March 3, 1948

'Battle of the Roads'. Arab irregular forces stream into Palestine, clash with Jewish forces in an all out "civil war".

1948C

By Low, 'The Evenging Standard', March 12, 1948

Britain washes her hands of Palestine while a coming massacre lines the horizon.

1948D

By Illingworth, 'Punch', March 31, 1948

The British government announced its decision to withdraw from Palestine on May 15, 1948.

1948E

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', April 16, 1948

1948F

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', April 28, 1948

1948G

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', April 28, 1948

Israel's War of Independence

1948H

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', May 10, 1948

On May 14, the State of Israel was born, hours before the expiration of the British mandate at midnight.
On May 15, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Transjordan invade Israel.

1948I

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', May 11, 1948

1948_A
British Troops Withdraw from Palestine
1948_B

1948_C

By Ian Gage, Source: Bill Tolley

Caption: Palestine - patiently waiting to go home.

1948_D

Sketch by Eric Ainsworth, 'Picture Post', May, 1948

1948_E

Sketch by Picture Post Editor, Edgar Ainsworth, May 14, 1948, London

Arab stronghold Ein Karem, just outside Jerusalem.

1948_F

Sketch by Picture Post Editor, Edgar Ainsworth, May 15, 1948, London

Inside a Haganah Battle HQ, Tel Aviv.

1948J

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', September 23, 1948

UN mediator Count Bernadotte dies in a gun attack on his car in Jerusalem by the Stern gang, replaced by his deputy Ralph Bunche.

1948K

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', October 7, 1948

Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumram, Palestine.

1948L

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', November 11, 1948

1948M

By Derso and Kelen, 1948

From United Nations Sketchbook: A Cartoon History of the United Nations.

1948N

By Derso and Kelen, 1948

1948O

By Derso and Kelen, 1948

1948P

By Derso and Kelen, 1948

1948Q

By Derso and Kelen, 1948