While this photographic timeline isn’t as personal as our collection of “What Israel Means to Me” responses, it’s still an important reminder of what Israel has gone through in its diplomatic history in the 70 years since its founding in 1948.

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion talks with President Dwight Eisenhower in the White House in 1960. (Israeli Government Press Office)

President Lyndon Johnson and Prime Minister Levi Eshkol meet in Texas in January 1968. (Photo by David Eldan, Israeli Government Press Office)