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Israel DID have an army in 1947.
Wed Mar 8, 2017 6:14am

Haganah (Hebrew: הַהֲגָנָה‎, lit. The Defence) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in the British Mandate of Palestine (192148), which became the core of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The evolution of Jewish defense organisations in Palestine and later Israel went from small self-defense groups active during Ottoman rule, to ever larger and more sophisticated ones during the British Mandate, leading through the Haganah to the national army of Israel, the IDF. The evolution went step by step from Bar-Giora, to Hashomer, to Haganah, to IDF.


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