The Arab-Israeli War and the creation of Israel - EXPeditions

The Arab-Israeli War and the creation of Israel

by Eugene Rogan
  • Key point 1
    Interested in securing the Suez Canal, Britain partnered with the Zionist movement through the Balfour Declaration to justify their claim to Palestine.
  • Key point 2
    The Israeli people, in the aftermath of the Holocaust, were unified in purpose to form a sovereign State. On the other hand, their adversaries, neighbouring Arab countries, experienced fragmentation.
  • Key point 3
    Israel was victorious in the Arab–Israeli War. However, the conflict drove hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their home. They became refugees in the neighbouring Arab States.