History of Israel to 1948 The beginnings of the Hebrew people and its eventual destruction by the Romans. The long diaspora and the survival of the Jewish people. The growth of Zionism and the horrors of the Holocaust. The successful struggle against the British and the Arab armies which leads to the creation of the state of Israel. Jonas Kover, M.A., B.A. State University of NY System (SUNY), Johnstown, NY 1969 - 2015 Retired professor of history and natural resources. Courses taught: American History I & II, American Diplomacy I & II, History of Israel, Forest Management, Ice-Fishing.