Israel in the 1950s: A Photo Album

For Israel, the 1950s were its formative years. It was a decade of concerted national effort to forge a state and nation like any other member of the family of nations. These were years of civil mobilization, mass aliyah, austerity, insecure borders, and hostile neighbors, as well as another war that ended in a victory that was seen as an expression of the young state’s strength and fortitude.


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