The Creation of Israel

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. This area was off to the side of Asia, near Africa. When the Jews and Arabs were offered part of this land, war broke out and still continues today. Even though a war happened as a result of the creation of Israel, it was a good idea because there were displaced Jews and it was a solution to the tensions that had been growing in the Middle East.
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...

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...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.

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