I very much doubt the state of Israel would have arisen as quickly as it did without the Holocaust. Ofcourse most nations of the world were shocked and guilt-ridden after the Holocaust and it helped desintegrate Brittain's rule very quickly which in effect led to Israel's independence. Also, after WW2 remaining European Jews understandably did not want to stay on that continent and seeked soulace in Israel.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: It's wrong to suggest Israel was direct result of Holocaust