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    The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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    reasons.’ To what extent is this a fair assessment of their involvement in the Middle East during these years? The Arab-Israeli conflict is often contemplated as one of the most important global issues over the past centuries.the is conflict is often described as the fight for Arab nationalism through the state of Palestine and a claim for the jews, through Zionism the right to exist as a state .While it might be tempting to condemn the great powers for their involvement in the Israeli-Arab conflict throughout much of the last century there is also much doubt that they were also motivated by genuine feelings to establish a lasting peace in the area. Writing in 1922 to Herbert Samuel, a Zionist and cabinet colleague, Winston Churchill complained of the great expense to the British taxpayer of having to ‘bear the cost of imposing on Palestine an unpopular policy.’ Later between 1944 and 1948 Menachem Begin, one day to be Israel’s 6th Prime Minister, was responsible, he and his armed militia Irgun, for terrorist attacks on the British military presence in Israel, culminating in the notorious bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in which 91 people, British, Arab…

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    CPO 2001-7383 In Barbara Tuchman’s book, The Guns of August, arguably one of the most important events mentioned is the decline of the Ottoman Empire. While Tuchman spends very little time detailing the decline itself, she does acknowledge that the Ottoman Empire was, going into World War I, the “Sick Man” of Europe. What would prove to be the end of the Ottoman Empire was siding with Germany and consequentially the former Ottoman Empire was divided into separate mandates by the Allied Powers.…

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    Exodus 1947 Sociology

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    The SS Exodus 1947 was a ship that carried Jewish emigrants from France to British Mandatory Palestine on July 11, 1947. Most of the emigrants were Holocaust survivors who had no legal immigration certificates for Palestine. Following wide media coverage, the British Royal Navy seized the ship and deported all its passengers back to Europe. In the same period, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine visited Palestine to assess the conflict between the Jews and Arabs, trying to find a…

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    The Mandate System of Palestine was a great success. The British bettered the quality of life for the Jews and Arabs in Palestine, improving the water and food supply, fighting diseases, and enhancing communications. Since the Mandate’s implementation Palestine has greatly improved and the Mandate was a success. The four main successes of the British Mandate were land gaining, population increase, Independent Jewish economy, and Jewish labor. Even though the Zionists wanted the land of…

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    The devastating Arab-Israeli War commenced on Saturday, May 15. It escalated from a conflict between Israel and the Arab state for Palestine. Although Israel fought with no allies, there unstoppable military overcame the fearless Arab states. Because Israel won the war, they were officially recognized as a state and were able to gain land that had not been previously promised to them. Palestinians were forced out of their homes in a Catastrophe and till this day, many of those displaced were…

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    the lack of control during their mandate. In 1915, the British under the McMahon agreement to King Hussein promised the Arabs the land they had lived in before the Turks came, in exchange for a revolt against the Turks. The British had not properly thought this through because in the letter which was sent it is said that Britain will recognize and support the independence of the Arabs in any region demanded. This meant that Britain had made…

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    In 1929, following the Arab riots, Lord Passfield (Sidney Webb) issued a formal statement of British policy in Palestine called the Passfield White Paper. The Passfield White Paper’s tone was highly Anti-Zionist, restricting the immigration of Jews and the sale of land to Jews. Zionist leaders did not receive the Passfield White Paper kindly and endless letters of outrage bombarded the British government. Zionist organizations organized campaigns against the anti-Zionist implications of the…

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    Palestinian Nationalism

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    and colonialism in Palestine/Israel. Gelvin’s argument that all nationalisms arise in opposition to some internal or external nemesis is historically accurate and continues to be true. The mandate for Palestine was formally confirmed on Britain by the League of Nations in July 1922, which officially marked the beginning of Palestinian nationalism. Both Zionism and Palestinian nationalism defined themselves in relation to what they opposed and eventually identified the motives of their movements…

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    Jewish Immigration Causes

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    From Mandate to State: The Yishuv of 1919-1948 For 4,000 years, the Jewish people lived in exile without a nation to call their own. To compensate for this lack of an official homeland, the Jews concentrated on keeping their traditions alive by maintaining their religion, sense of community and social system. It was terribly important to the Jewish people of Palestine to have a place of refuge for their persecuted relatives throughout the world. Jewish immigrants who sought asylum from…

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    The process of Israel becoming a country began with the British mandate. The British mandate was a process that would declare the land of palestine as a safe haven for Jewish people. In 1947, the jewish settlements caused the Arabic natives to be moved to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. From 1948 to 1949, Israel was at war with the jews that had come into their country and fought to regain independence. This lead to Israel becoming a country after the war and being accepted by the United…

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