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

How did the relations between the Arabs and the Jews change between 1919 and 1948?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Transfer-Encoding: chunked CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST: In what ways did the relations between the Arabs and Jews change between 1919 and 1948? There was a great deal of change in the relations between the Arabs and Jews in the period 1919-48,which generally saw the relations between the Arabs and the Jews deteriorate further. At the start of the period, in 1919 Palestine was a country with a majority Arab population although Jewish immigration had begun to rise prior to 1919 with 40,000 Jews migrating to Palestine between 1904-14. This increase in immigration raised tensions, as the Arabs were beginning to feel threatened and deeply suspicious towards this rather sudden influx in immigration. ...read more.

Middle

often fierce clashes and by 1939 it is estimated that roughly 130 Jews were killed compared with 5000 deaths for the Arabs in total. This shows how there was a significant deterioration in relationships and without a clear solution being found to the problem, it was only natural the violence escalated. The Arab revolt was one of the reasons which eventually contributed to the British withdrawal in the long term, the British were struggling to govern Palestine in 1948, especially following the aftermath of the Second World War and so the issue was handed over to the UN who suggested a partition, which I feel is of more significance in the fall of relations than the Arab revolt. ...read more.

Conclusion

One notable incident was that of the Deir Yassin massacre where Jewish fighters carried out an attack on village where 250 Arabs were killed. This was just on example of the influx in violence where 300,000 Palestinians were forced to flee their homes fearing Jewish attacks. In conclusion, Arab Israeli relations clearly deteriorated throughout the period, and there is no clear point where one can argue there was an improvement. Perhaps the most significant in the fall was Jewish immigration as that would appear to be the root cause of the Arab revolt, the subsequent British withdrawal and the partition plan. This withdrawal was not necessarily steady either, as there was a steep decline after the UN partition plan was announced evidenced by the fact 300,000 Palestinians fled their homes during the civil war. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE International relations 1945-1991 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 GCSE International relations 1945-1991 essays

  1. How did the village of Deir Yassin come to be fought over in 1948?

    The Haganah wanted to protect themselves and stop villages on the outskirts of this road from being used as shelters for Arab soldiers, who's aims where to attack supplies into Jerusalem.

  2. How did the Village of Deir Yassin come to be Fought Over in 1948 ...

    The British managed to deal with this mass arrival, but struggled when 60,000 more Jews entered the country, fleeing from the Fascists in Europe. This angered the Arabs considerably and so the British introduced a quota system for Jewish entrance meaning that between 1939 and 1944 only 77,000 Jews could enter Palestine.

  1. Arab Israeli Conflict

    Therefore will be unable to feed their already poverty stricken families. It is a harsh reality that in some cases pregnant women will not be allowed to a Hospital because of these controlled Checkpoints. The Borders of the current Palestine are always under control by the Israeli troops and the whole of Palestine is guarded with these troops.

  2. In What Ways Did The Nazis Attempt To Eliminate All The Jews In Europe ...

    The first signs of the tactics proposed in the method of the final solution are seen in the Nuremberg laws, where the state legalizes racism and strips the Jews of any legal power. Another is when Kristallnacht - Night of the Broken Glass happens, the day when around 100 Jews were murdered and thousands of synagogues were destroyed.

  1. superpower relations questions

    restricting Stalin's communist "sphere of influence". This marked the permanent end of the USA's traditional isolationism and demonstrated its preparedness to play a leading role in international relations. iv) Why was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) formed in 1949? (7) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

  2. Cold War Short Essays - Questions and Answers.

    As the countries were no longer communist, the Pact wasn?t viable, as the West was no longer a threat to these countries now that they were a democracy. A further key feature was that Gorbachev himself was overthrown by Boris Yeltsin, an anti-communist leader, in 1991.

  1. In what ways did relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours change between 1948 ...

    This led to the outbreak of the Yom Kippur war which the Israelis eventually won destroying lost 700 tanks and 1600 soldiers whilst Israel had lost 2800 soldiers whilst there were still territorial disputes.

  2. Cold War Summary, quotes and revision notes.

    Military spending was draining both economies. * Soviet Union wanted to limit nuclear weapons because it had superior conventional forces in Europe - reducing nuclear arms would give Soviets a strategic advantage over there over NATO. Similarly, the US wanted to limit nuclear weaponry because it had a strategic advantage

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