The State of Israel and The BASEL System

1579 WordsJan 29, 20186 Pages
War broke out the day after Israel was established in May 14, 1948, when neighboring Arab armies invaded. The United Nations General Assembly ratified resolution 181 on November 29, 1947, this would break Great Britain’s Palestinian mandate into separate Jewish and Arab states. The religious areas neighboring Jerusalem would remain under international control according to this resolution. This was refused by the Palestinians. They thought that this favored the Jews and was unfair to the Arabs that would inhabit the Jewish territory that would be under the partition (The Arab-Israeli War…). This United Nations resolution triggered conflict between the Jewish and Arabs communities in Palestine. The Arabs began attacking Jewish cities, settlements, and armed forces. The Arabs only wanted to stop the resolution that would take their country from them. On the other hand, the Jews wanted to seize control of the Palestinian territory. After Israel declared independence on May, 14, 1948, the fighting exacerbated. Other Arab forces joined the Palestinians in a fight to retrieve their land. On this day, May 14, 1948, the Arabs launched an air attack on Tel Aviv, the second most populous city in Israel. Following This action the Arabs invaded the former Palestinian mandate which included Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt. Israeli troops responded by illegally capturing large amounts of territory and abusing the rights of the Palestinians. The following decades have been largely
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