Israel: The Jewish-State
August 8, 2006 § 6 Comments
In light of the Massacre at Qana where innocent women and children were viciously murdered by Israeli militants, the relationship between Israel and the United States has begun to raise eyebrows. What is this strange relationship that the US has with Israel? And why do they seemingly support Israel in a political movement like Zionism?
It all began in the early 1900’s when a flood of European Jews immigrated to Palestine to escape persecution at the hand of Europeans. This occurred at a time when Europe was riddled with anti-semitism and bigotry. The very same anti-semitism that culminated into the Nazi Party and its agenda.
The immigrants began to purchase large settlements of land from the Arab land owners of the Ottoman Empire. The Jewish immigrants of Palestine began to develop the lands which they purchased for farming. Overtime they strategically purchased a significant portion of land and not long after there were discussions of developing a National Jewish Homeland.
Then in 1919 Faisal-Weizmann Agreement which undermined the popular Arab sentiment was signed which supported the actual development of a National Jewish Homeland. Several agreements were made thereafter, but then an Arab discontent began to rise and riots broke out in opposition of the development of a Jewish Homeland on Palestinian grounds.
After World War I and the removal of the Khalifah from the Muslim World, European (British and French, etc.) nations were in control of the former Ottoman Empire (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, etc.) and they administered each province or mandate as a colony. There was no governmental super-power to support the people of Palestine and their interests.*
Palestinians and Israel exhibited their discontent in a bloody war (The War of 1948). Eventually, Israel was supported by the British Government with training, weapons, etc. The World Zionist Organization which was established in the 1880’s was an active organization and allowed an easy transition for its members into the seats of governing officials to provide governmental body of Israel.
These are the roots of Zionism and to make a long story short in the midst of fighting Israel declared itself a Nation and the British, US and Soviets quickly recognised it as an independent state and supported it financially and militarily.
*This is the advent of Nation-States in the Islamic world which is against Islam.