History of Israel from Past to Present
Then, after World War I, the land of Palestine was mandated by the League of Nations to the British Empire (the British Mandate), with the explicit assignment that ‘the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect (…) the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine’. From this assignment originate the State of Israel as well as what is generally called ‘the conflict in the Middle East’.
The history of Palestine, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel have since been intertwined.
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