The beginning of the 20th century was extremely difficult for the MIddle East in Asia. First of all, many of the countries in the Middle East have problems that varied. The Palestinian area was especially confusing for many of the inhabitants because they weren’t sure what was going on in their homeland. For many Jews, Palestine was there home. Though they didn’t have an “official” state, they stayed there without problems until disputes started happening and relationships were severed. In 1917, the Balfour Declaration was made and supported by the British. It stated that they were in favor of the creation of a home for the Jews that was distinct and solely belonged to them. Arthur Balfour said that he was for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.The US supported the Balfour Declaration, as well as the Arabs. Most of the Middle East at this tim...
... middle of paper ...
...whether the creation was a real success at all. It created a land for the Jews, but led to numerous difficulties. The Jews still face threats from others today and many hate them. Was all the war worth it? The question is really up to Israel. They were the true witnesses.
"Creation of Israel, 1948 - 1945–1952 - Milestones - Office of the Historian." Creation of Israel, 1948 - 1945–1952 - Milestones - Office of the Historian. Government of the United States, n.d. Web. 30 Feb. 2014.
Roberts, Sam. "1948: The Birth of Israel." Upfront. The New York Times, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.
Ross, Stewart. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. Oxford: Heinemann Library, 2004. Print.
Senker, Cath. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. North Mankato, MN: Arcturus Pub., 2008. Print.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- For ages the Jewish population did not have a place to call home. They had been wandering around deserts, were once slaves in Egypt, but didn’t have any land to their name. Following the Holocaust, after many Jews had been persecuted by Hitler and the Nazis, a good portion of the overall amount of Jews in the world let alone Europe had been exterminated. As a result, Harry Truman and the UN suggested Israel, a homeland for the Jews. Tensions had been growing throughout the beginning of the 20th Century regarding the Palestinian area in the Middle East.... [tags: Jewish population, egypt, holocaust]
1060 words (3 pages)
- The Creation of Israel In 1917 Chaim Weizmann, scientist, statesman, and Zionist, persuaded the British government to issue a statement favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The statement which became known as the Balfour Declaration, was, in part, payment to the Jews for their support of the British against the Turks during World War I. After the war, the League of Nations ratified the declaration and in 1922 appointed Britain to rule in Palestine. This course of events caused Jews to be optimistic about the eventual establishment of a homeland.... [tags: Papers]
591 words (1.7 pages)
- Many events and people caused the birth of Israel. I would like to focus on two of the events that were involved in the growth of Israel and one organization. The events and organization I have chosen to illustrate how Israel grew are, The Six-Day War, the War in Lebanon and the Palestine Liberation Organization. I will illustrate these through how they each individually impacted Israel. Six-Day War The Six-Day War took place in June 1967. It took place all because of hostilities between the Arab nations, and the Jews had already been at a high point.... [tags: Creation of Israel]
1310 words (3.7 pages)
- Truman and the Creation of Israel With the growing pressure for a new state of Israel after the atrocities committed against the Jews in World War Two, President Franklin D Roosevelt's adopted a neutral policy towards Palestine. Roosevelt felt like the United States needed complete cooperation from Jews and Muslims before they could get involved. When Roosevelt passed away in April of 1945, Harry Truman was thrown into the presidency of the United States. Along with the ongoing war with Japan and difficulties with the Soviet Union, there was immediate pressure from Zionist leaders to get something done.... [tags: US History International Relations]
1608 words (4.6 pages)
- Medinat Israel better known as Israel declared its independence from Palestine on May 14, 1948, three years after the end of the Holocaust and World War II. It was created as result of the Zionist movement, which was founded in Switzerland during 1897 by Theodor Herzl. Zionism was created to unite Jewish people of exile and settle them in Palestine. The movement's name derived from Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was located. Many of Israeli's political institutions and beliefs came from the concepts of the Zionist movement.... [tags: World History]
395 words (1.1 pages)
- To what extent did the events in World War II help the creation of the State of Israel. On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations passed Resolution 181 in favour of the partition of Palestine for the creation of an Israeli state. This resolution laid down a plan for the establishment of a Jewish state and an Arab state linked by mutual economies. Jerusalem, located in the heart of the country, was to be an international regime. This resolution was shortly passed after World War II, with the events of this war helping to strengthen the mindset and determination of the Jewish people fighting for their homeland and was in a way, pivotal to the movement.... [tags: zionism, jewish, homeland]
951 words (2.7 pages)
- ... According to Aaron Miller, Author of The Much too Promised Land, Israel has a large and vibrant “high-tech” sector, and companies in said sector hold 120 different stocks on American exchanges (Miller, Document 2). On the authority of Rami Khouri, columnist, the United States has shown great respect and friendship to Israel ( Khouri, Document 1). American support in Israel has helped to boost their economy and create the modern nation that exists today. Without help from the United States, Israel may not have even existed, and many Jewish Israelis feel indebted to the United States in some part for it’s role in giving Jews a safe place after the Holocaust.... [tags: ambitions, power, authority, ethnic]
757 words (2.2 pages)
- The creation of a Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel would immensely enhance the stability of the region. It would contribute to the security of the people of Israel, as well as, the people of Palestine. In a region wrought with turmoil and violence, the Middle East is in dire need of an end to this 70-year conflict. Peace has been achieved between Israel and Lebanon and Israel and Syria; it is time for peace between Israel and Palestine. Today, virtually all American politicians, on both sides of the aisle, publicly support the outcome of a two-state solution (Duss & Cohen, 2015).... [tags: Israel, Proposals for a Palestinian state]
1487 words (4.2 pages)
- Israel has been an ally to the United States since the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948. The Palestinian people have been at war with Israel to establish a nation of their own. The Palestinians are supported by the Arab nations of Jordan, Egypt, and Syria that believe that Israel doesn 't have a right to exist. The main driver for the Arab nation to wish to abolish the Israelis is that Israel is located in the Holy land. The United States has come to the aid of Israel during times of crisis and has sanctions that provide Israel with military supplies.... [tags: Israel, Jordan, Middle East, Jews]
1256 words (3.6 pages)
- Since Israel’s beginnings in 1948 it has been involved in numerous conflicts and wars with its Arab allies. In the beginning it was for survival, as time moved on some could argue it was for land, more recently claims had been made that Israel’s airstrikes against Lebanon and military raids in Gaza have been to protect its citizens and interests in the name of national security, while others say it was warrantless act of aggression. In the past if Israel had felt threatened it would usually take what it deemed the necessary military action in order to protect herself.... [tags: Israel Conflicts, Wars]
1397 words (4 pages)