• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

History-Arab/Israeli conflict section B

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

History-Arab/Israeli conflict section B In this essay I am looking at the long-term and medium term causes of the war between Israel and the Arabs and how they are linked. After the first world war the former Turkish empire got split up into mandates, a mandate is when one country rules over another until they are ready to rule for themselves. Source B1 is a map showing the mandates in the middle east in 1923. The 'Arab Israeli conflict' (the map) by S.J. Perkins, 1987, is a secondary source but although it is, it is an extremely useful and quite reliable source in showing the boarder lines of the mandates. Source B2 is a letter to Lord Rothschild from Lord Balfour written on the November 2nd, 1917, this is called the Balfour Declaration. This source is also very reliable and is useful in helping us understand why the Jews read into the letter more than was there. ...read more.

Middle

In return the British, at the end of the war, would help the Arabs to form a united Arab state out of the Arab lands of the Ottoman Empire. The Arabs assumed that Palestine would be part of their new state, although the Hussein-McMahon letters did not state that precisely. Both sources B2 and B3 tell us about Britain's policies and their desperation for help, because in both these agreements, the McMahon letters and the Balfour declaration, Britain offers land in Palestine. Photographs play a big part in historians finding evidence to support their views, source B6 is a photograph of a man who's nose is being measured to tell if he's Jewish. This shows how stereotypical the Nazis were about Jews. This source is quite useful in helping us realise what the people of the Jewish community went through in everyday life, it also helps us to fully understand why the need for the Jewish community to go back to Palestine was so great. ...read more.

Conclusion

Later "a campaign of hate and vilification accompanied by the growing legal discrimination against the Jews who, Hitler made clear, the intended to force out of Germany until it was 'Jew-free'." this extract re-enforces the picture in source B6. Source B4i is a chart showing the number of Jewish people who migrated into Palestine in 1882 to 1947. In the years of Hitler's reign and the 1933 persecution, numbers migrating to Palestine grew from 84,000 Jews in 1924-1931 to 215,000 Jews from between 1932 and 1938. Source B4ii is a table showing the proportion of Jews in Palestine to the total population of Palestine. In 1918 the total number of Jews was only 9% but by 1947 the total number grew to 32% a staggering 23% more, that's a large increase for 30 years. This source is useful in helping us understand why immigration grew (at the reign of Hitler) and why the Arab population hated it so much. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Middle east section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Middle east essays

  1. Arab-Israeli conflict

    These, among others, are the main reasons for the failure to implement such agreements. The problem of the occupied territories (The West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai) and refugees has been a problem for a long time. Since they were taken Israel has been occupying them, but not without a struggle.

  2. We learn history so we are not doomed to repeat it; but Jewish history ...

    Individual actions, another stick to the fire, can make a world of a difference. It seems as though Jews still can't get along but with your help, we will. Let us skip the next step in the pattern that has haunted us for so long and jump to the final stage.

  1. History Coursework: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Unfortunately for them, this changed after the six-day war. Before the six-day war, they had been provided by Jordan, Syria and Egypt which had given them vital support and supplies. However, the countries had been weakened by losses from the war, and were concerned with their own losses than the Palestinians.

  2. Palestinian refugee problem - source related study

    The statement was made to the UN by Israeli's foreign minister. She was an important figure at the time; so many people would have believed what she said. The statement was made to the United Nations, who both sides wanted support from.

  1. Arab Israeli Conflict

    Establishment of Israel 1947 Partition Great Briton had failed to police the area that they were given in there mandate so it was given to the UN and because of the appalling treatment of the Jews in world war two (holocaust)

  2. Assess the effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli peace initiatives from the 1970s to ...

    Chapter 9 - The Intifada, the impact of the Gulf War and Madrid Key Historiographical Issues - causes and consequences of the Intifada - disagreement over the Palestinian Declaration of Independence - impact of the Gulf War Violence between Israel and the Palestinians escalated during the 1980s.

  1. Arab and Israeli conflict - source related study.

    When concluding all four sources the statements made differ and argue a different point of view from the Israelis and Palestinians and their hatred towards each other this also puts forward the fact that both Israeli and Palestinians have strong views and points to put forward.

  2. Arab Israeli conflict.

    Ariel Sharon made a highly controversial tour of the al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem, The Temple Mount is a holy place for both Jews and Muslims. For the Jews it is regarded as the holiest of places, it's where the centre shine to Judaism used to stand until in 70AD the Romans destroyed it.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work