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Arab-Israeli 2/7 07/02/2011 14:41:00 TA information [email protected]     Nationalism in the Middle East Some scholars blame nationalism as the main impetus for conflict in the world However this is not particularly true on its own (there is no one thing that can  be blamed for a conflict; it is a sum of parts) Nationalism is not just an identity, but a pattern of communication Nationalism is based on who you are NOT a part of as much as who/what you  ARE a part of o Jewish Waves of immigration (Aliya) into Palestine: I (1882-18890) very small II (1904-1914) much larger III (1919-1923 IV (1920-1924) V (1929-1939) The urge to immigrate must be a large one; it is not easy to get  up and leave your home First Jewish political bodies: Poalei Zion and Hapoel HaTzair (1906) Tel Aviv (1909) First Jewish city formed HaShomer
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First security organization formed Made to combat anti-Jewish settler sentiment o Arab National secret Societies al Fatat and al-Ahd (1911) al Fatat (7 intelligent citizens) o Democracy al-Ahd (military officers) o Monarchy Mostly aimed at Anti-Ottoman feeling/action The Damascus Protocol First document of Arab national inspirations (May 1915) First articulation of Arab political/national aspiration  (brought forth by Al Fatat and al-Ahd) Depicted the majour principles of futuristic Arab  independence The Arab Revolt (June 1916) Revolt against the Turks (not against the British) Lawrence of Arabia McMahon Letter (heavily influenced Arab participation  against the Turks) Changed the advantage to the British in the Middle  Eastern Theater The Declaration of the Seven (June 1918) Before the end of the War
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Same seven citizens/nobles that founded al Fatat Reiterated the desire of al Fatat/Arabs for independence Occurred AFTER the 3 important documents Drawn to assert what the Arabs wanted to the British  Crown Portents of Conflict The First World War o August 4 th , 1914 The Mid-Eastern front Britain vs. Turkey
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