Rise of Israel/Palestine

Rise of Israel/Palestine - History 443-Israel/Palestinian...

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History 443—Israel/Palestinian Response 12/02/2008 14:42:00 Mandate period WWI British troops in Egypt  Ottomans war with them Want to go from Egypt to Syria Palestine Allenby takes Jerusalem, Arab forces take Damascus Lots of deaths because of machine guns Balfore British aristocratic Anti-semite Thought Jews powerful In touch with Zionist movement Tries to persuade cabinet that they need Jews on their side to win the war o Why he thought this, no idea o Came out of anti-semitic stereotypes Lobbies for Jewish homeland in Palestine and a document is drafted saying  this o Stupid o What does homeland mean? o Not rational of a political sort
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Mandate System New kind of colonialism UN thinking in white-mans burden terms Self-expiring excerize—good for both parties according to them o Except in British mandate for Palestine charter—says nothing about  the well being of the Palestinians, basically restates the Balfor  declaration Rapid Palestinian Population Growth in Mandate Period In 1918 <700K 1946 1.3mn Implications because it is a peasant society o low rates of economic growth Industrial societies grow fast and make money—peasant society  lucky to grow .5% per year Thus as more people come in more people have to split the  same amount of money o In Islamic law every child gets an inheritance  Thus the estates get fragmented, and the faster the population 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 443 taught by Professor Cole during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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