Immediately after its establishment in 1948, the newly-minted State of Israel found itself fighting for survival.

With immigration of Jews from all around the world placing a massive burden on the economy, and the constant threat of terror looming from neighboring countries, Israel’s leaders struggled to find solutions to ensure its existence.

Thanks to the financial help of German reparations, Israeli agricultural innovation and land deal negotiations with Egypt, Israel rose above these struggles and found the footing it needed to thrive.