Whom started what and when & why
background familarization: wwwworldrover.com...
The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 was preceded by more than 50 years of efforts by Zionist leaders to establish a sovereign nation as
a homeland for Jews. The desire of Jews to return to what they consider their rightful homeland was first expressed during the Babylonian exile and
became a universal Jewish theme after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. and the dispersal that followed.
It was not until the founding of the Zionist movement by Theodore Herzl at the end of the 19th century that practical steps were taken toward securing
international sanction for large-scale Jewish settlement in Palestine--then a part of the Ottoman Empire.
So, 'zionists' began a quest to buy, or otherwise take over the territory
in the Palestine & in & around Jerusalem with the former Jewish Temple site as part of the package.
The Balfour declaration in 1917 asserted the British Government's support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This declaration was
supported by a number of other countries, including the United States, and became more important following World War I, when the United Kingdom was
assigned the Palestine mandate by the League of Nations.
Jewish immigration grew slowly in the 1920s; it increased substantially in the 1930s, due to political turmoil in Europe and Nazi persecution, until
restrictions were imposed by the United Kingdom in 1939. After the end of World War II, and the near-extermination of European Jewry by the
Nazis, international support for Jews seeking to settle in Palestine overcame British efforts to restrict immigration.
If you notice, there was a continuing migration of Jewish people into the
British Mandate Palestine prior to WW2... i did a cursery search for acts of terrorism during this era, i.e. 1917-1939, and found no concerted
terrorism by either Palestine Arabs or Jews
the important point is in bold-black by my hand
International support after WW2, the community of western allies & the zionist faction?
felt strongly about allowing many more refugee Jews to
resettle in Palestine.
In concert with this world opinion, the 'zionists' became radical, militant, and embraced terror as a method to achieve their ends
which IS -> """ re-taking & occupying the promised land """
the temple site was only a minor thing to the zionists as they are not 'religious' zealots, but it does have a fundamental role in their lives.
International support for establishing a Jewish state led to the adoption in November 1947 of the UN partition plan, which called for dividing the
Mandate of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state and for establishing Jerusalem separately as an international city under UN administration.
Violence between Arab and Jewish communities erupted almost immediately. Toward the end of the British mandate, the Jews planned to declare a
separate state, a development the Arabs were determined to prevent. On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was proclaimed. The following day, armies
from neighboring Arab nations entered the former Mandate of Palestine to engage Israeli military forces.
In 1949, under UN auspices, four armistice agreements were negotiated and signed at Rhodes, Greece, between Israel and its neighbors Egypt, Jordan,
Lebanon and Syria. The 1948-49 war of independence resulted in a 50% increase in Israeli territory, including western Jerusalem. No general peace
settlement was achieved at Rhodes, however, and violence along
The general trend was for a peaceful immigration of a limited number of Jews in the territory....
but then too many Jews, and zionists with intentions to displace or eradicate the indiginous peoples began to upset -the-apple-cart...
finally - to hopefully end the terrorism and the retaliations by the local Arabs, a state of 'Israel' was proposed & then created.
i suspect the supposed 'world opinion' to cede a state to Jews,
was as biased & rigged as the voting on the american Idol Contests
by telephone 'bots' voting 1,000s of time for their favored contestant
the commentary & conclusions are just opinions
[edit on 5-1-2009 by St Udio]