More than 9 million combatants were killed;It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history. Central Powers (Germany,Austia-Hungary,The Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria) vs.
Allied Powers (Great Britain,France,Japan, USA,Belgium,Russia)
The White Paper, released by the British, placed severe limits on Jewish immigration into Palestine and stated that the British government did not plan for Palestine to become a Jewish state.
Estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities, including 9 million Jews during the Holocaust These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history. Axis Powers (Japan & Germany) vs. Allied Powers (US, Britain, France, Russia)
With the British mandate, a right to administer over the region of Palestine soon expiring, the UN proposes a plan of partition for the region, which would create both a Jewish state and an Arab state when the British mandate runs out.
Israeli forces launch a surprise attack; take control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria
UN Resolution 242 is passed by the United Nations Security Council, and calls for a return of the territory seized by Israel, recognition of Israel by the Arab states, a reaffirmation of the principle of free navigation, and for future peace and stability in the region
Many Middle Eastern states placed an oil embargo (stop trade) on those nations they saw as favoring Israel in their policies, including the United States.
An uprising among Palestinian Arabs of the Gaza Strip and West Bank
Israelis agreed to allow self-rule in West Bank and Gaza; Palestinians agreed to not use terrorism and recognize Israel as a country