Truth Behind the Myth | Israel and Palestine Conflict

Israeli State vs. the Palestinians,  What does factual history showcase?

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When you look at history you can discover the lies told of today, which leads people to inaction or the falsehood that things have always been this way. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians showcase why the past does affect the present/future and why history itself is important. If we don’t look to the past, then we can’t correct our present and make a brighter future for ourselves. As a Black American, I can connect to both plights. What happened to the European Jews within Europe and the displacement of the Palestinians from their homes due to the wrongs of others.

Please take the time to watch this brief showcase of the events that took place in the past that created the state of Israel and why two groups who historically never had much conflict are now filled with such grief and pain.

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

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Modern Israel has its origins in the Zionism movement, established in the late 19th century by Jews in the Russian Empire who called for the establishment of a territorial Jewish state after enduring persecution. In 1896, Jewish-Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl published an influential political pamphlet called The Jewish State, which argued that the establishment of a Jewish state was the only way of protecting Jews from anti-Semitism. Herzl became the leader of Zionism, convening the first Zionist Congress in Switzerland in 1897. Ottoman-controlled Palestine, the original home of the Jews, was chosen as the most desirable location for a Jewish state, and Herzl unsuccessfully petitioned the Ottoman government for a charter.

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The end of World War II led to the rapid disappearance of French and British influence throughout the Arab world, as the rapid eclipse of the old imperial powers transformed the politics not only of Asia but of the Middle East and Africa as well. The mandated territories granted by the League of Nations after World War Iwere granted independence. These included Syria and Jordan in 1946 and Lebanon in 1943. The mandate in Palestine was liquidated, and a Jewish homeland — promised after World War I but never granted — was created in 1948: the State of Israel.

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