Chaim Weizmann

A chemist by trade, Chaim Weizmann eventually became Israel's first international diplomat and Israel’s first President in 1948. Weizmann worked diligently to secure the United Kingdom’s support of the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. He met with U.S. President Harry Truman to help secure American support for the new State of Israel.

The Hope

A new series hosted by Gordon Robertson tells the story of the creation of the State of Israel, and examines a time period from early Jewish settlers of the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948.

  • First broadcast: April 25, 2016, Himlen TV7
  • Episode number: 3
  • Duration: 25 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Swedish