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What are the key features of the Arab Israeli War 1948-50

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked One key feature of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-49 was the reason that it happened. The British had left Palestine in August of 1947, and had handed back the mandate to the UN. This led to the drawing up of the UN Partition Plan, which split the state of Palestine roughly 50/50, with the Jews obtaining the fertile coastal land, as well as the port of Jaffa, while the Arabs took the infertile Negev Desert and the Golan Height. ...read more.

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During this time, Israel was able to receive the weapons it had ordered from Czechoslovakia, from Skoda. These weapons were very effective, and after the truce had ended with the assassination of Bernadotte, the Arabs were easily pushed back. The Arab were united under the command of King Abdullah of Jordan, but it was apparent that the Arab states were fighting for their own gain rather than the greater good of the Arab states. Therefore, even though the Arab forces were 3 times as large as the Jewish army, their efforts still failed This links to the next key feature, which happened as a result of the Arab defeat. ...read more.

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of the state of Israel, which ended up being much larger than initially laid out by the UN Partition Plan, due to the land gains made Overall, the key features of the First Arab Israeli War were that it was caused by Arab rejection of the state of Israel and the implementation of the UN Partition Plan, linking to what happened as a result of this Arab rejection, which was the war, where the Israelis were dominant, linking to what occurred the result of this Israeli dominance, which was the large land gains made for the new state of Israel. ...read more.

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