At a glance:
- Author: Benny Morris
- First Published: 2008
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1947-1948
- Setting: Middle East (Palestine/Israel)
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Politics, War, Government, Israel or Israelis, Jewish-Arab relations, Palestinian Arabs, Geopolitics, Arabs, Military art or science
The end of World War II in Europe in May, 1945, brought the full extent of the Holocaust to the attention of the world. Some six million Jews had perished at the hands of the Nazis. In the aftermath, as Benny Morris relates in 1948, the concept of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, originating with the Balfour Declaration by British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour in 1917 and envisioned by a generation of European Jews, found international support with the United Nations Partition Resolution on November 29, 1947. Palestine was still under British control, the...
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