Edexcel AS History - Middle East - Creation of Israel

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  • May 1948 - The creation of the state of Israel.
    • Factor 1 - Terrorism
      • Irgun and Stern Gang attack British Forces.
        • King David Hotel in Jerusalem (the British HQ) - BOMBED!
          • British Ambassador Killed
            • Factor 1 - Terrorism
              • Irgun and Stern Gang attack British Forces.
                • King David Hotel in Jerusalem (the British HQ) - BOMBED!
                  • British Ambassador Killed
      • Factor 2 - World War 2
        • 6 million dead Jews due to the holocaust
        • Millions of Jews displaced in camps
        • This meant that there was world sympathy and guilt for the jews because they didn't do anything during the war, they wanted to find a home and a safe place for the jews and that Great Britain cannot control the area.
      • Factor 4 - Zionism
        • David Ben- Gurrion (head of Jewish agency)
          • Went to America
            • Agreed the Bitmore Program - Immigration, Home for Jews, Us backing.
          • Got boats to move the Jewish refugees
    • Factor 3 - Britain
      • Different agreements to Jews and Arabs.
        • 1917 - Balfour Declaration - Help Jews resettle in Palestine in return for help in the war.
      • May 1948 - The creation of the state of Israel.
        • Factor 2 - World War 2
          • 6 million dead Jews due to the holocaust
          • Millions of Jews displaced in camps
          • This meant that there was world sympathy and guilt for the jews because they didn't do anything during the war, they wanted to find a home and a safe place for the jews and that Great Britain cannot control the area.
        • Factor 4 - Zionism
          • David Ben- Gurrion (head of Jewish agency)
            • Went to America
              • Agreed the Bitmore Program - Immigration, Home for Jews, Us backing.
            • Got boats to move the Jewish refugees
    • Judgement - World War 2 was the most important factor because it created world wide sympathy for the Jews and the need to create a home and a safe place for them.

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