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The aim of this document is to offer a quick and simple presentation of the circumstances under which Israel was created. The document does not have any historical value, since thousands of books have been written on the subject, and I am not a historian either.
I write this document because I am tired of listening about a Jewish conspiracy for world dominance, part of which was the creation of Israel. I hope this essay will help the well intentioned and confused reader realize, that Israel was created in the same way that the Arab states and all other states were created. I will not touch the Arab-Israeli conflict which is a more complicated issue.
For each document like this one, hundreds of others supporting conspiracy theories are written. Therefore I cannot afford to use sources that are very good, but which are not “brand names”. I will use only well known sources like Wikipedia and History Channel, which are known to everybody.
The Arabs and the Israelis Today
Before I start presenting how Israel was created, I want to present a picture of the Arab Israeli world as it exists today. At the following map,
the Arab world is the green colored area, and the Israeli world is the red colored area.
According to the following Wikipedia link (second paragraph)
the Arab world comprises 22 states and 422 million people (the green countries)
And according to the following Wikipedia link,
there are approximatelly15 million Jews worldwide, 6 of which are located in Israel.
This is the picture of the Arab Israeli world today.
The following map shows the geographic region that is called Middle East.
It can be seen that Middle East does not include all the Arab countries, and it contains countries that are not Arabic i.e. Turkey and Iran.
A few years before 1900, a Jewish movement for the creation of an independent Jewish state starts developing. It is the well known “Zionist” movement. For many people the world “Zionism” is synonymous to the word “conspiracy”. And it is very understandable that many people believe so, since there is so much propaganda on the subject, financed with petrodollars.
In reality Zionism, was simply a Jewish movement for the development of an independent Jewish state, which would offer a shelter for the Jews that were leaving in countries were anti-Semitism was on the rise. And Zionism was not a world conspiracy, but rather a very reasonable response to the rising European anti-Semitism of the late 19th century (around 1900).
It is the time of the Dreyfus Affair in France (1894), the time the publication of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in Russia (1903), and in general a time of declining civil rights and rising persecutions for the European Jews. I provide one of many links on the subject (Wikipedia),
which says in section “Persecution of Jews in the late Russian Empire”, that between 1881 and 1920, 2 million Jews left Russia due to the anti-Semitic laws and the Russian pogroms. Eastern Europe was at the time the home of the majority of the Jews. Therefore the creation of Zionism was a response to the rising European anti-Semitism, and not a world conspiracy for world dominance as propagandists suggest.
Palestine and the Ottoman Empire
When Zionism started developing, the region that is Israel today was part of the Ottoman Empire. Palestine was under Ottoman occupations since 1570. And what helped the Jews and the Arabs create independent states, was that the Ottomans were on the side of the Germans in World War 1 (1914-1918 WW1), and not on the side of the Allies (Britain, France, Russia). At the start of WW1 the situation in the Middle East is represented in the following map.
As it can be seen, what is today Israel, Syria, Irak (Mesopotamia), Jordan, Lebanon, and part of Saudi Arabia, was part of the Ottoman Empire. The other country that was strong in the region was Britain (colored pink on the map).
The following map shows the region today
Great Britain in the Middle East
It can be seen that at the time, England was controlling Egypt and the Suez Canal. As it can be seen on the following map, the Suez Canal was of great importance for the British since it almost cut in half the distance between England and its colony India.
Moreover, as it can be seen at the following map,
the region behind Israel, is a region of great importance. It is the region of the famous Persian Gulf (the gulf between Iran and Saudi Arabia), with the richest countries in oil i.e. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq and Qatar. Therefore the region was of vital importance for England. It was offering a passage to the Indian Ocean and India, and it offered oil as well. I must mention that USA was not yet the great power that we all know today.
The English and the Ottomans
In 1915, the Ottoman Empire enters WWI on the side of Germany. This is something that terrifies the British, since, as it can be seen on map 3, the Ottomans were next to the Suez Canal. And the Ottomans are now on the side of the Germans and therefore an enemy of England. Moreover, as it can be seen on map 3, the Ottomans are very close to the Caspian regions (south Russia), from where Russia, an ally of the English, was getting its oil. And the Ottomans were also very close to Iran, from where the English were getting their oil.
Therefore the English badly needed allies to fight the Ottomans. And they tried to reach agreements with all parties that could help their war against them. Jewish and Arab nationalism were two such forces. The English will promise the Arabs independence if they help them defeat the Ottomans. The English agent Lawrence (the famous Lawrence of Arabia) will lead the Arabs against the Ottomans.
Moreover they promise the Jews that they will help the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine. The British were hoping that American Jews would use their influence in order for the USA to enter the war, and that Russian Jews in the Communist Party would use their influence for Russia to remain in the war on the side of the Allies. I must mention that during WWI (1914-1918) the Russian communists came to power (1917). The Jews also provided soldiers to the British, but not as many as the Arabs who were a much larger population.
Moreover with the Sykes-Pikot agreement, the British promised the French, control over the region that today is Syria and Lebanon. For the Sykes-Picot agreement, see the following Wikipedia link,
The following map shows how the British and the French had agreed to split the Middle East.
As it can be seen on the map, the British would take control of Iraq, Jordan and Israel, so that they would control the rich in oil Iraq, and have access to the Mediterranean Sea. We therefore see that the British had promised too many things to too many interest groups. And their promises to various groups were sometimes conflicting. But in the end they did manage to defeat the Ottomans.
At the following link,
there is a History Channel documentary, “Promises and Betrayals”, which illustrates the various and conflicting English promises during WWI. It is a very good documentary and it takes only 50 minutes to watch. On 20.15, it says that the English believed that whether the Americans would enter the war, greatly depended on the public opinion. And by promising to help the establishment of a Jewish state, they were hoping that the American Jews would use their influence on this direction.
That does not mean of course that the Jews control the USA as many idiots believe. But this is another story. But according to History Channel (20.15) the British greatly overestimated the Jewish influence in the USA. But they certainly had some influence. According to the documentary (from 26.00 to 33.00), with the creation of the Jewish state, the English were also hoping to motivate the Russian communists of Jewish origin, to use their influence to keep Russia in the war. The English promised they would help the creation of the Jewish state with the Balfour Declaration in 1917, and the communists took control of Russia in October 1917. This promise should be very interesting, since in November 1917 the English army was entering and taking control of Palestine. In other words the English were promising to help the establishment of a Jewish state, in a region they already possessed.
In 30.30 of the History Channel documentary, it is said that it was very silly on the part of the English to believe, that the Russian communists of Jewish origin would be touched by such an offer, since the latter were internationalists and believed that Zionism was a capitalist movement. Moreover, when communists took control of Russia, they turned their back on the allies, and left the war. And we are used to listen that communism was a part of the Jewish conspiracy for world dominance. And we can realize how wrong this is, by considering the communist reaction to the English offer for a Jewish state with the Balfour Declaration. And the communists not only left the war, but they also made public many secret agreements between the English, the French and the Russian Tsar, thus greatly embarrassing the allies. The Sykes-Picot agreement was one such document made public by the Russian communists.
And all this carries the authority of History Channel. The following Wikipedia link,
in section “Jews in the Bolshevik Party”, explains that the Jewish presence in the party was significant but not at all decisive. But I guess it was very convenient for the Nazi propaganda to identify communists with the Jews. A great hatred was cultivated to the German people for the Jews during WWII, which could be very easily passed to the Russians, if they were perceived as led by the Jews.
Therefore what I described above is the context within which the English, the Jews and the Arabs were trying to pursue their interests during WWI. I now want to take a closer look on the English and Jewish interaction during this period.
The English and the Jews
The commitment of the English towards the Jews for the establishments of a Jewish state is the famous Balfour Declaration in 1917. For Balfour Declaration see the following Wikipedia link,
The Balfour Declaration is the letter sent by Arthur Balfour, English secretary of foreign affairs, to Baron Rothschild, who was the most prominent figure of the British Jewry. Arthur Balfour was asking Baron Rothschild to pass this letter to the Zionist Council. With this letter the British were promising the Jews that they would help them create a Jewish state in Palestine. Actually with the Balfour Declaration the British were committing to help the establishment of a Jewish state in the area which is today Israel and Jordan, and not just in what it is today Israel. In the following map,
you can see the area of the Balfour Declaration. And the following map shows the same area today (Israel+Jordan).
As I said, it was in this area (Israel+Jordan) that the English promised to help create a Jewish state. This region (Israel+Jordan) was very underdeveloped, with only 1 million inhabitants at the time. There was therefore plenty of space for the creation of a Jewish state. The majority of the people living there at the time were Arabs though. And this is the reason the Arabs claim the Jews are not entitled to their own state, because in reality the Arabs are not willing to accept a state of Israel under any circumstances. The Jews on the other hand claim that this was the land of their fathers who were driven away by the Romans many centuries ago, and there was always a significant Jewish presence in the region throughout the centuries.
This region was called the British Mandate for Palestine, and was assigned to the British by the predecessor of the United Nations, namely the League of Nations, in order for the British to see the establishment of a Jewish state. All this happened of course with the help of the English. However with British initiative this mandate was later modified in order to exclude what is today Jordan (the region east of Jordan river) from a future Jewish state, and Jewish people were forbidden to move to this region. The reason the British did so, was because they wanted to offer the region to one of their Arab allies, namely Emir Abdulah. Abdulah was from the region that today is Saudi Arabia.
That’s how states were established during the world wars. Not only in the Middle East. The winners of the war were cutting pieces of land that belonged to their defeated enemies, and were offering them to their allies. Therefore the British cut 77% of the British Mandate for Palestine, which was the area where the Jewish state was supposed to take place. After that only the other 23% was left (what is today Israel). With most of the land of the British Mandate having gone to the Arabs, there was much less room for bargaining for the Jews and the Arabs living on what is today Israel. Even though as I said, the problem for the Arabs is existential and not territorial. They cannot accept a Jewish state. And the most honest of them admit so. The others pretend that the problem is a territorial one in order for the journalists they buy with petrodollars to have a stronger case. It is easier to gain support for a change of borders than for support of Israeli extinction.
Moreover if there was more space a stronger Jewish state could have been created. And at this point one can see that the English were not acting in favor of a world conspiracy. Otherwise they would have not cut 77% of what was the British Mandate and give it to their Arab allies. Moreover, with the White Paper of 1939, the English forbid the movement of more Jews to Palestine. According to this policy paper, only another 75.000 Jews could go to Palestine over the next 5 year period. And after this 5 year period, more Jews could go there only if the Arabs approved so. If the English had not forbid the Jews to go to Palestine, many of Hitler’s victims could have gone there and a much stronger Israel would exist today. Even if only a million of the Nazis’ victims had moved there, it would have been a huge number for the time, and would have made a great difference to the balance of power. But the Arabs new that, and under their influence the British forbid the establishment of further Jews in Palestine.
And therefore the people that claim that the British were acting for some dark forces, they must explain why the cut 77% of the British Mandate and gave it to the Arabs, and they also forbid the Jews to go there in 1939. The reason they forbid them to go there at the break of WW2, is that under the Nazi persecution there would be millions of Jews that would be willing to go there. And there were rich Jews like the Rothschild family, that they could buy land and send them there. And to prevent so, the Arabs and the British issued the White Paper of 1939 which fenced the European Jews in the European countries, and they were finally slaughtered by the Nazis.
And there are people that seriously claim that Hitler was working for the Rothschilds, in order to scare the Jews, and force them to go to Palestine and create Israel. But they can’t explain why the Rothschilds did not persuade the English not to cut 77% of the British Mandate and offer it to the Arabs. And they can’t explain why the Rothschilds did not persuade the English not to issue the White Paper of 1939 which forbid the movement of the Jews to Palestine. For the White Paper 1939 see
And in essence the English are partly guilty of the murder of millions of Jews, because they could have allowed them to go to Palestine, since the Jews did not have anywhere else to run. Nobody wants immigrants at a time of rampant economic crisis. And they therefore were fenced in Europe. But on the other hand without the help of the British at the time, there would not be a Jewish state today.
And then they do not explain why with the United Nations of 1947 and the partition of Palestine, another half of the remaining 23% of the British Mandate was also offered to the Arabs. The following map shows the partition of the 1947 United Nations partition.
The orange region was the region where the Jewish state would be created, and the yellow region is the region where an Arab state would be created. The Jews welcomed the partition with great enthusiasm, while the Arabs attacked the newly established state, because as I said the issue is existential and not territorial for the Arabs. And in the war the Israelis won and they took more land.
Today the situation is as shown in the following map, with the orange areas, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and the Golan Heights, being the one we mostly hear in the news.
I hope that with all the above, it will be clear to the well intentioned reader, that Israel is not the result of a world conspiracy, but rather the creation of a state, which was created in the way all other states were created. There were so many Arab states that were created in the 20th century, i.e. Lebanon 1943, Syria and Jordan 1946, Libya 1951, Morocco and Tunisia 1956, Iraq 1958, Algeria 1962, United Arab Emirates 1971, Saudi Arabia 1932, Yemen 1918, and nobody says they are the result of a world conspiracy. But the Jewish state is the result of a world conspiracy for world dominance.
And it makes one wonder, why this is so. Why only for the Jewish state there is so much conspiracy theory? And the answer is the following map
There are 400 million Arabs in the green regions, and only 6 million Jews in the red region. And the Arab countries are extremely rich in oil. And while the propagandists try to persuade everyone that Israel is the strongest country in the world and controls everybody, the truth is that Israel still exists due to its close ties with the USA. Not in the sense that the American Jews control the USA. This is another anti Jewish propaganda. The reason is that Israel and USA have a lot in common, Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and Israel has always been the loyal and reliable dog of the USA in the region.
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