Even though it is widely supported by the rest of the world, Israel is one of the most hated countries in the world. Why does Israel garner such massive hate, considering not all of it is only based on religion? To understand the Palestine and Israel issue, and why United States of America is always so friendly with Israel, we will have start from the very beginning.
Jews all around the globe did not have a country to call their own; Adolf Hitler’s massive concentration camp regime against the Jews subjected them to mistreatment, and mass murder. Jews were killed in the Holocaust, had no rights and suffered greatly. Many Jewish citizens were forced out of Europe. In light of these social, political and economic developments in Europe, Jews were convinced they needed their own country, to safeguard their rights. Their ancestral homeland, Palestine a Muslim majority state, at the time was under illegal British occupation.
European Jews which amounted to 90 percent of all Jews at the time during 1896 and 1948, resettled from Europe to then British-controlled Palestine. With a huge influx of Jews coming to the region, the Arabs already living in the region were threatened and saw it as a European colonial movement, and a full scale conflict broke out between the masses.
The British Kings and Queen, who excelled at blinding the native population and stealing from them, like all instances of illegal British occupations, could do little to stop the as the violence seeped in. In 1947 the United Nations voted to split the land into two countries between under their two people, two countries ideology.
Almost all of the roughly 650,000 Jews were made residents in the region marked as blue, while the majority of the Arab population (roughly twice the size of the Jewish community,) was allotted the area in orange. The Jewish residents hurriedly accepted the deal, which allowed them a larger portion of 56 percent, even though they were not a majority. The Palestinians, seeing their lands, homes and businesses being seized by a minority saw it as an attempt to push them out, and fought.
However, the division was not honored and the Jews formed an army, and oppressed the Arab population. The goal was to create Israel, the forces called themselves Israelis. The forces captured more area allotted to the Palestinian Arabs, this caused an uproar among the Muslim Arab states. The Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria declared war on Israel, however most didn’t care to defend the Palestinians.
Israeli forces defeated the Palestinian militias and Arab armies and emerged victories, an event that made 700,000 Palestinian residents into refugees.
Israel now possessed 77 percent (everything except the West Bank) and the eastern quarter of Jerusalem (controlled by Jordan), as well as the Gaza Strip (controlled by Egypt). Israel finally had a state they had captured, and the murder of Palestinians became their go to strategy to drive them out. However, funding was proving to be a problem as no country wanted to trade with them.
While on the lookout to counter Soviet Influence in the world, America noticed Israel, a country that was surrounded by enemies and had no alliance. America, seeing it as an opportunity, stepped in and recognized Israel.
US saw it as an opportunity to form Israel as a key buffer against Soviet influence in the Middle East, in return they could offer military aid to combat its enemies. A deal that had little chances of going bad, because Israel’s enemies weren’t going away anytime soon and it needed support to retain the illegally occupied land. The American-Israeli alliance didn’t really cement until around 1973, when American aid helped save Israel from a surprise Arab invasion.
Since then, Israel and American relations proved to be mutually beneficial for their agendas. Even today, Palestinians continue to fight for their rightful place, while billions of dollars worth of aid is provided by the US to curb the ‘threat’.
US also has been providing reliable diplomatic backing, making it Middle East’s most stable democracy, which had enough money to fund the killings of Palestinians and continue it’s illegal occupation.
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17 November, 2019