It was around 100 years ago that Jews really began returning to this land in earnest and building the base of what would soon after become the reborn State of Israel.
The following video celebrates that effort with a stunning series of photos from the past and present, reminding the viewer of the hard work and dedication that went into reviving and developing Jewish life in this region.
One thing that often strikes people who view such presentations is how very far Israel has come in such a very short period of time. A tiny nation, with a tiny population and no natural resources to speak of. And yet, Israel is today a global powerhouse militarily, economically and technologically, to say nothing of being a shining beacon of democratic freedom in a region still under the thumb of oppressive dictatorships.
Watch “Israel: 100 Years in a Flash”: