- 1896 - Theodore Herzl organises conference to discuss Zionism.
- It was NOT a new idea but the first time it had been organised
- He stated Jews deserved there own homeland
- 1890's - 20,000 Jews were killed in Russia - Pogroms
Nov. 5th 1914 - Britain declared war on Turkey
Turkish empire included much of middle east
to defeat the turks the british needed the support of the Arabs
An attempt to win support of the Arabs in the war against Turkey
24th oct. 1915 - Sir Henry McMahon sends letter to Emir Hussein.
Great Britain is prepared to recognise and support the independence of the Arabs in all the regions demanded by the Sherif of Mecca. Great Britain will protect the Holy Places against all attacks. Great Britain will assist the Arabs to set up governments in those territories.