Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Arab-Israeli Conflict Paris Peace Conference (1919) o Treaty of Sevres —Allied government and the Ottoman Empire; officially ended the  Ottoman Empire and stripped away some of its land. Some land went under the control of various European powers ( mandates ).  They weren’t colonies, but were just controlled by the European powers. Encourage economic and political development Idea was to help mandates prepare for eventual independence British: Palestine, Jordan, Iraq French: Lebanon, Syria British mandate of Palestine o Boundaries were really fluid : Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip , part of Jordan o Important: distinct political entity that will  someday  be independent Under what conditions? Who’s going to control the land? Palestinians Jews Palestinian claim to the land o Arabs o Most are Muslim, but not all—some are Christian and Jewish o Descended from the Canaanites o Had been living in the region for centuries o Were the majority of the people in 1919 Jewish claim to the land o It was their promised holy land since the Kingdom of David o Have always been some Jewish people in Palestine Canaanites o Kingdom of David o Lots of invasions o Romans Forced most of the Jews out Renamed the region Palestine o More invasions Muslim Arabs Crusades 16th Century: became part of the Ottoman Empire British rule of Palestine o Helped developed the social and civil services o When it came to promoting good relations between the Arab and Jewish populations,  they were not successful o Majority of the people were Palestinians until the mid-1940s o Immigration 1920s—pretty open immigration  1930s—depression
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1940s—almost ended because they didn’t want Palestine to support the  Germans for the most part both sides agreed with the British when the Jews are moving in, they are purchasing land=makes the Palestinians  angry o Aftermath of WWII—finding out about the Holocaust People put more pressure on the British to allow more immigration to Palestine Palestinians didn’t want any more Jews  US: let the Holocaust survivors into Palestine Arab countries: most of the other Arab countries didn’t take much interest in  Palestine until WWII Alexandria Declaration (1944) —heads of Arab states met in  Alexandria and issued a statement that they lament the persecution of  the Jews in Europe, they think that situation of the European Jewery  should not be convinced with the situation in Palestine The United Nations o Basic goal: develop friendly relations between the countries of the world o Palestine 2:1 ratio Palestinian: Jew
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