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The Arab-Israeli War and the creation of Israel
by Eugene Rogan
About this EXP
Eugene Rogan, Director of St. Antony’s College Middle East Centre, discusses the Arab-Israeli War and the creation of Israel.
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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.
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