Israel is the only place throughout history that can be considered as the home of the Jewish people.
The original Hebrews have settled in the area around 1200 B.C..
Most of them have been expelled between 500 and 700 B.C., but over the years there has been a constant presence of Jews in Israel.
In modern times, the immigration of Jews into Israel has begun toward the end of the 19th century, mainly from Europe (this was a long time before the Holocaust). As antisemitism grew in Europe, more Jews have fled it, some of them - into Israel.
At the time of WW2 and the Holocaust Israel was under control of the British mandate, who restricted the number of Jewish immigrates into Israel, and many of them were returned to Germany, where they were exterminated by the Nazis.
After the creation of Israel, Jews from all over the world came to Israel, including Holocaust survivors, but also a very large amount of people from the Arab countries, where persecution against Jews have rised considerably after the creation of Israel.
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