By Myra Immell
Utilizing fundamental and secondary resources, history information regarding the occasions surrounding the institution of Israel are provided.
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The Jews are pleased, the Arabs angry, and the British sceptical. But sentiments stop short of excess. There were frenzied Jewish rejoicings; now many Jews are finding imperfections in the plan. There were widespread Arab riots; they were neither as violent nor as lengthy as many officials expected. ” Partition is a victory for the Jewish people, and was celebrated as such. But some of their leaders realise already that, unless they walk extremely warily, victory may be costly and its fruits bitter.
It has survived the armed attack of six sovereign states. The secret of its success is simple. The government of Israel is a democratic government receiving the unswerving support of the people. Democracy Is Key There is amazingly little red tape and even less pomp and protocol. Members of the Cabinet work in their shirt sleeves, without ties. At first there was too much informality. People would drop in to have a schmüss [talk] with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion or Foreign PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN WORLD HISTORY 45 The Creation of the State of Israel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Golda Meir: Israel’s Fourth Prime Minister Golda Meir was Israel’s fourth prime minister, serving from 1969 until her resignation in 1974.
I talked with an official of the Ministry of Police. “The outgoing government can scarcely be said to have handed over to us any central police organization,” he told me. ’s [noncommissioned officers] and 1,300 men had been trained and posted. “The Israeli police is still at less than half strength,” this official continued. “For example, the department cannot provide more than twelve men for night patrol in all of Tel Aviv. ” PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN WORLD HISTORY 47 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Creation of the State of Israel No Gap in Financial Functions The Israeli Ministry of Finance took over the financial functions of the state without any gap or hitch— an achievement which would have been astonishing even had there been sympathetic cooperation from the outgoing authority.