Jewish Virtual Library: Index of host of Israel links and info:
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/israel.html
(US based pro-Israeli organisation)

History of the Jewish Agency (1929-present)

'The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive' on YouTube
AS YOU WATCH EACH - TAKE NOTES! REFER TO THE FILM IN FUTURE ESSAYS ETC.

Birth of Israel and its defence (a number of short films):

'A State is born'


'Israel reborn'


'Israel in Action' (during 1948 War)




Immigration and Absorption: http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/kv/immig1.html
See especially the films
'The First Generation' (35yo's talk about their lives - native-born Israelis and immigrants)
'The Massive Immigration in the first years of Israel'
'The Journey' - basically an advertisement aimed at encouraging Jews to move to Israel
but also have a look at others.