posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 09:29 PM
The U.S. didn't own any land in the middle east in 1948 when Israel became a country.
The U.N. established the country of Israel.
Originally posted by Waldy
Didnt the US give the Jews this land in the first place and "supported" their land grabbing from the beginning?
In May 1948, Israel became an independent state after Israel was recognised by the United Nations as a country in its own right within the Middle
East. If relations in pre-war Palestine had been fraught with difficulties, these difficulties paled into insignificance after Israel became a state
in its own right. Immediately on being granted its independence, Israel was attacked by a number of Arab nations. If Israel had faltered at this first
hurdle, she would have ceased to exist as a state regardless of what the United Nations had decreed.
Israel was attacked on the same day it gained its independence – May 14th. The armies of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq attacked Israel. With such a
combined force attacking Israel, few would have given the new country any chance of survival.
After World War One, Britain had governed Palestine as a League of Nations mandate. Britain got more and more embroiled in the area and in 1947 asked
the United Nations to take over the duty of running the area. The Palestinians and the Jews in the area may have detested and fought one another but
both fought the British troops who were stationed there. By 1947, Britain had had enough.
The United Nations took over the area and set up an eleven-man commission to examine the problem. Their solution was to divide Palestine in half with
one part for the Jews and the other for the Palestinians. The Arab nations that surrounded Palestine made it clear that this plan would not be
acceptable. Regardless of this – and aware of world sympathy for the Jews in the aftermath of World War Two - the United Nations went ahead with its
plan. The General Assembly approved the partition in November 1947.
The United Nations plan came to nothing. The British left Palestine in May 1948 and the Jews set up Israel almost immediately using territory given to
them in the United Nations plan. The Arab nations that surrounded Israel immediately attacked with the intention of destroying the new state - the war
I am NOT in support of Israel. I just want people to get their facts straight.
[edit on 10-1-2009 by Muundoggie]