A vote that lasted a mere three minutes changed the course of Jewish history and brought 20 centuries of Jewish homelessness to an end.

In this video, Toldot Yisrael, a Jerusalem-based nonprofit dedicated to recording and sharing the firsthand testimonies of the men and women who helped build and found the State of Israel, presents the remarkable story of the November 29, 1947 United Nations vote for the Partition of Palestine.

The second episode in the “Eyewitness 1948” short film series, produced by Toldot Yisrael and the History Channel, it features Israelis who lived through those exciting moments.

The film documents the events leading up to the UN vote in favor of the creation of the Jewish state and interviews people who described the miraculous event, telling where they were and what they were doing at the time.

This heartwarming, educational video truly captures the moment, relaying the overwhelming excitement and joy. It’s one that you’ll want to watch over and over again!