Has there ever been a day where your home has just been taken from you? Life as a Jewish refugee in the Middle East was definitely a difficult thing during and after WWII because there was so much fighting between nations. The Jewish people just wanted a homeland so they could be free from persecution. The Arab people who were already living in the existing state of Palestine were extremely upset with the attempt to form the Jewish state of Israel; other countries that weren’t interested with the countries assisting the Jewish people used the Arab’s anger and resentment to their advantage. The Jews needed a homeland free from persecution because after the Holocaust, none of the countries surround Germany wanted to take the Jewish people in; this left them with nowhere to go. The creation of the state of Israel was a bad decision because it angered the Arab inhabitants already living in the state of Palestine; the Jewish people should have been able to immigrate to other countries instead.
Russia was a huge threat to the Allies and to the Jewish prospect of a free homeland. Russia was constantly trying to convert the neighboring Arab nations into satellite nations for Russia’s gain against the Allies (Lewis). They had been doing this so they could try to get rid of the Jewish people in the area. The Arabs in the Middle East at the time had been looking at Russia with amazement and jealousy. (Lewis). The Arabs inferred that their only hope of ridding the Jews from the area and stopping them from attempting to form Israel was to join with the superpower Russia.
Russia was very interested in eliminating the territory that was attempting to become the Jewish state of Israel. They had intentions of this because its creation caused so much turmoil in the region that it upset all the people living there at the time (Lewis). Russia at the time was controlled by the Soviets. When they attacked the Jews in Israel, they had no idea that the American and British forces had decided to back up the Israeli people (Lewis). Myths had arisen that the Soviets wouldn’t act against the U.S. if they stated they were opposed to the British and French forces as well as the creation of the Jewish state of Israel (Lewis). This gave the U.S. a lot to worry about; be threatened by one of the biggest superpower or support people who just went through the worst case of genocide in history.
The Arabs that had already been living in the Arab state of Palestine were intensely bitter towards the Jewish people because they felt that they had stolen their homeland. The land that was later going to be Israel was originally known as Palestine, which was inhabited by Arab people (Pierce). The Jewish people who planned to turn the Arab state of Palestine into a Jewish state of Israel believed that land was their rightful homeland; they couldn’t convince the Arabs there due to the fact that the Arabs had been living there for numerous years prior (Pierce). The Arabs felt...