The Role of Foreign Powers in Israel's Creation

(Ynet News) Jonathan Adelman and Asaf Romirowsky - A popular myth promoted by the Palestinians is that Israel was created by global and colonial powers against the will of the region. Yet history shows that Israel was created overwhelmingly against the will of these major powers. In the 1939-1944 period, the British colonial masters of Palestine refused to allow more than a handful of Jews to enter. Then, during the 1945-1948 period, England sent 80,000 troops to Palestine to put down any Jewish moves to create a state. During the Israeli War of Independence, England sold weapons to Israel's enemies (Iraq and Jordan) and the commander of the Jordanian Legion was British. When British soldiers began to leave Palestine in 1948, they mostly handed over valuable fortifications and defensible positions to the Arabs. Jonathan Adelman, a professor at the University of Denver, is president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), where Asaf Romirowsky is executive director.

2016-09-16 00:00:00

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