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Recording ID: 2019-206

The Fall of the Ottoman Empire & the Birth of Modern Day Israel

Friday Jun. 14, 2019

The Ottoman Empire was known as the "sick man of Europe" until oil was discovered there, pulling the Middle East into World War I. After the war, not only was the map of Europe redrawn, but so was the map of the Middle East. New nation were created out of the old Ottoman Empire, being under the protection of the victorious European powers. Britain gave a portion of the land it controlled for Jewish resettlement. After World War II, more Jews settled there. Discover how decisions were made that set the stage for current conflicts. See how America supported Israel from its rebirth under President Harry S Truman to the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, up to the present. An exciting and necessary presentation which explains the current headlines!