The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part I, pp. 2-36

• Part I, pp. 2-36 examines the period up to the Balgfour Declaration of 1917.

• Both the Arabs and the Jews had nationalist feelings.

• In 1905, the Arab began to discuss secession from the Ottoman Empire and the formation of an Arab nation in which all citizens will have equality and there will be freedom of religion.

• Theodor Herzl is the founder of Zionist and its organizations dedicated to helping the Jews create a country either in Palestine or Argentina.

• The Basle Declaration outlining the objective of creating a Jewish state was adopted in 1897.

• The Sykes-Picot agreement of 1915-1916 defined the Middle East division under French and British rule for the period after WWI.
• The British supported the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine, but promised to not prejudice the rights of non Jewish to do so.

• The King Crane Commission appointed by President Wilson recommended...

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