Birth of Israel

The consequences of 1948 are still unclear

By Yehezkel Dror, April 17, 2008

Sixty years on, the shock of Israel’s foundation is still impacting on Christian, Muslim and Jewish thought

From time to time, certain events “shock” history, bring about a rupture in continuity, and throw the future on to a radically new trajectory. This event can be short or stretch over generations, random and accidental or built into the very dynamics of historic processes, sometimes taking the form of an extraordinary person and other times an aggregation of events.