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The State of Israel is a small country with a surface area of over 20,000 square kilometres. Claims to what Fanack calls Historical Palestine – the site of Jewish kingdoms for a number of centuries BCE – led to the settlement of Zionist Jews in the region from the end of the 19th century. In the course of the 1948 war between Israel and a number of neighbouring Arab states, which broke out after the proclamation of the State of Israel on 14 May 1948, the Israeli forces succeeded in conquering 78 percent of Historical Palestine, including West Jerusalem.