It has become especially contentious and violent in recent years. The conflict itself is rooted in the primary question of whether the Palestinian people should be allowed to form their own independent country and government in an area that is currently part of the nation of Israel. The territory in question has changed hands numerous times throughout history. Due to its impact on the global economic stability and security in relation to global oil demand and needs, the United States and the international community have made attempts in recent years to broker a solution to the conflict.
For more information, please see the full notice. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day. Roosevelt had assured the Arabs in that the United States would not intervene without consulting both the Jews and the Arabs in that region.
The British, who held a colonial mandate for Palestine until Mayopposed both the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in Palestine as well as unlimited immigration of Jewish refugees to the region.
Great Britain wanted to preserve good relations with the Arabs to protect its vital political and economic interests in Palestine. Soon after President Truman took office, he appointed several experts to study the Palestinian issue.
In the summer ofTruman established a special cabinet committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Gradyan Assistant Secretary of State, who entered into negotiations with a parallel British committee to discuss the future of Palestine.
In MayTruman announced his approval of a recommendation to admitdisplaced persons into Palestine and in October publicly declared his support for the creation of a Jewish state. Throughoutthe United Nations Special Commission on Palestine examined the Palestinian question and recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state.
Under the resolution, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain a corpus separatum under international control administered by the United Nations. Although the United States backed Resolutionthe U.
Department of State recommended the creation of a United Nations trusteeship with limits on Jewish immigration and a division of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab provinces but not states.
The State Department, concerned about the possibility of an increasing Soviet role in the Arab world and the potential for restriction by Arab oil producing nations of oil supplies to the United States, advised against U.
Later, as the date for British departure from Palestine drew near, the Department of State grew concerned about the possibility of an all-out war in Palestine as Arab states threatened to attack almost as soon as the UN passed the partition resolution.Earlier in the day, at p.m., David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the creation of the State of Israel and became its first prime minister.
Longtime advocate of Zionism in Britain Chaim Weizmann () became Israel's first president. On May 15, the United States recognized the State of Israel and the Soviet Union soon followed suit. Go back to Table of Contents of the Ego-State Therapy web page Go back to the TABLE OF CONTENTS of the home page.
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis Volume 35, Number 4, April Pages - Ego-State Therapy: An Overview. Foundation of the State of Israel. Richard Cavendish describes the formation of the state of Israel, proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, on May 14th, Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 48 Issue 5 May David Ben-Gurion with Charles .
An Overview of Relations Between Israel and Palestine. As a part of the larger international conflict between Israelis and Arabs, the Palestinian situation has traditionally been a "fuse' that ignites regional conflict.
It has become especially contentious and violent in recent years. Creation of Israel, On May 14, , David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel.U.S.
President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
A Brief History of Zionism and the Creation of Israel. See also - Detailed history of Zionism and the creation of Israel Timeline of Zionism and Israeli History Photo Gallery of Zionist History Introduction - What is Zionism?
Zionism is the Jewish national movement. "Zionism" derives its name from "Zion," (pronounced "Tzyion" in Hebrew) a hill in Jerusalem.