Isreal and Palestine

Isreal and Palestine - Israel and Palestine-A Brief History...

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Israel and Palestine-A Brief History 2/5/2008 02:15:00 AM GEOGRAPHY AND EARLY HISTORY 78% recognized borders of I 22% divided occupied by I since 1967 6-day war autonomous P Gaza Strip P 2 records of settlement in Canaan archaeological: Hebrews leave Mesopotamia and settle in Canaan 1800-1500  BC biblical: Moses leads Israelites out of Egypt, conquer Canaan under Joshua  1000 BC, split into N: Israel and S:Judea Assyria conquers Israel in 722 BC Babylonia conquers Judah in 586 BC exile Jews Persian Cyrus conquers Babylonia 550ish BC allows Jews to return to Jerusalem 1    st     Jewish Diaspora     -some Jews stay in Babylon Alexander the Great conquers Persia 331 BC death Seleucids divided empire, eventually prohibit Judaism in Palestine 1
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167 BC Jews revolt and get kingdom w. capital in Jerusalem o protected by Rome PALESTINE FROM ROMAN TO OTTOMAN RULE ***INSERT FROM NOTES*** RISE OF ZIONISM 19 th  century causes emancipation of Euro Jews during F. Revolution Jews exposed to  nationalism and other modern ideas Alcalay=rabbi in Yugoslavia wrote about Zionism 1840s 1987 first Zionist congress, wish to establish Jew homeland in Palestine WORLD WAR I Ottoman Empire w. AH Ottoman Empire rules Palestine, and forces the Russian Jews to be deported  (many went to Palestine because Turkey granted concessions to R and kept  R citizenship so they don’t fight in T army) Sykes-Picot       Agreement     o 1916 o Palestine split into part B, part joint allied gov’t o Syria and Lebanon to F B had promised arabs independence if they help Allies o Lawrence led 1916 revolt against Ottomans 2
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o arabs believe they should rule Palestine, B disagrees THE BRITISH MANDATE FOR PALESTINE Balfour Declaration     =(1917) B supports creation of Jewish national home in  Palestine without violating rights of existing non jews want to get Jews on their side before G F, want Palestine to be Jew home o arabs oppose, US supports American King-Crane Commission     =arabs lobby; US sends commission to  hear the views of arabs, they want to give Palestine mandate to Syria Paris Peace Conference     =decide to give Palestine to jews to maintain B F power  balance, not views of inhabitants formalized mandate 1922 Jewish Yishuv (community in Palestine) becomes Jewish agency in Palestine  to represent Jew interests in P maybe B didn’t want such a big chunk of land to be Zionist
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course IR 010 taught by Professor Mennon during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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