The Birth of a Nation: The Diplomatic Backstory of Israel’s Establishment

United Nations General Assembly partition vote, November 29, 1947

Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, discusses his new book Israel’s Moment: International Support and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949, analyzing how Israeli independence benefited from the changing international landscape in the “twilight” period between the Second World War and the Cold War.


This episode is part of a series co-sponsored by UCLA’s Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and co-hosted by its director, Prof. Dov Waxman.

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