Israel, in color, during the formation , 1938-1952

The proclamation of the State of Israel in 1948 was preceded by lengthy work to resettle the Jews in Palestine, where the first wave began in 1881. The most massive wave of immigrants was the fifth wave in the 1930’s, which was caused by the rise of Nazi ideology in Germany, where about a quarter of a million Jews resettled to the ancestral land. The main cultural and social center has arisen in Palestine, the Jewish homeland became Tel Aviv, founded in 1909 as the new Jewish neighborhood of Jaffa. Houses from the 1930’s are today an architectural monument and thanks to them Tel Aviv brought in a list of cultural property UNESCO called “White City”.

Israel during the formation in color

This was the central area of Tel Aviv of Zina Dizengoff in 1938

Israel during the formation in color

Such a square was built 10 years later, in 1948

Israel during the formation in color

Another picture of Tel Aviv in 1938 (W. Robert Moore / National Geographic Society / Corbis)

Israel during the formation in color

City 10 years later, in March 1948, Allenby Road (photographer Jerry Cooke / CORBIS)

Israel during the formation in color

Allenby Road 1948 (photographer Jerry Cooke / CORBIS)

Israel during the formation in color

The destruction of the ship “Altalena” in the port of Tel Aviv, the picture of the famous Robert Capa, 1948

Israel during the formation in color

Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion, speaking on the occasion of the first anniversary of Israel in Tel Aviv in 1949 by Robert Capa

Israel during the formation in color

Parade on the occasion of Independence Day in Tel Aviv, in 1952, the photographer Chim

Israel during the formation in color

Jerusalem in the 1930’s

Israel during the formation in color

Jerusalem in 1950’s

Israel during the formation in color

East Jerusalem in the 1950’s