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S'okay. I got pooped out, too.
Britain "owned" that geographical area. There was a plan to parbreastion the area into two "states" (I think they used this term but it has a different meaning in today's world). One area would be for a Jewish Israel; the other for a Muslim-based (I think) Palestine (again Palestine had a different meaning than now). The Israel part was done but the half of the plan was abandoned when Britain left the area. Before all this happened, the socialist-flavored Jewish leaders started to establish settlements in that geographical area. I have to learn more details about that time and have two books here. I've been taking the month off from serious study.
The Pankian Metaphor 3170
Good summary. You might have added that many Palestinian Arabs also moved north to Lebanon. The Arab members of my extended family were among these. (No, I am not Arab - we are families linked by...
This doesn't make much sense. From what I've read British rule was a tad biased against Jews but there was a lot more going on than simple anti-Jewish sentiments of the European 19th century style. There was also the foreign policy maneuvers that Lawrence of Arabia was messing with. I've been having a lot of difficulty trying to create the context of the POV of Britain. Every time I think I'm getting it, France steps in and confuses me completely.
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Britain sold the right to settle in Palestine to the Zionists through the Balfour declaration around...
I think, IIRC, I was talking about the time when Britain was the country guiding things in that geographical area.
One thing that people seem to forget is that Israel is populated by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and others. Another thing that people seem to do is equate "Palestinians" with PLO. The PLO started to occupy those areas next to Israel recently.
Once again, I haven't studied this to my satisfaction so all of the above is based on what I've studied so far. It doesn't help that people are remaking that history to promote their current politics. Somedays, I feel like I'm trying separate bullpoo from wormpoo.