o Israel did everything possible to Arabs didn’t always refuse peace talks:
bring peace in 1948, but the Arabs refused pretext for aggressive policies.
all initiatives (ex. 1948 Arab rejection of (ex. Collusion with Jordan/Britain to thwart
UN partition plan). Palestinian statehood).
o Palestinian Arab refugees left Many Palestinians were expelled.
willingly, b/c their leaders promised them
they would return soon.
o Primary purpose of the state of Jews were needed for agriculture, industry,
Israel was to serve as a refuge for army.
persecuted Jews and provide a secure home
for the “exiles.”
o Israel provided not only a safe Mizrahi Jews have e