War in which Israel fended off the Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian, Transjordanian, and Iraqi armies, which invaded one day after Israel declared its independence. The cease-fire lines drawn after the war left Jordan in control of the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem and Israel in control of western Jerusalem and the remainder of the area west of the Jordan River. The United States and the Soviet Union were the first to recognize the nascent State of Israel.
the war which started on May 14, 1948, when Israel proclaimed its independence, by the invasion of five armies Check the Timeline
a conflict of part of a state, often a colony, against the central government of the state, whose object is the formation of an independent state
On March 25, 1821 the Greeks began their War of Independence from the Venetians, Russians, and primarily from the Ottomans. They proclaimed independence in 1822 but spent several years in a civil war among themselves and eventually reached peace in 1827. Greece's first elected president was assassinated and in the ensuing power vacuum Britain, France, and Russia stepped in and declared the new country a monarchy and placed 17 year old Price Otto of Bavaria on the throne. In modern Greece, the War of Independence is still fresh in the collective mind and serves as the base for several national holidays.
The first war of the State of Israel, which commenced with the announcement of its establishment in 1948.