As a kid, I was taught that Israel was formed so that the Jewish people could have access to "The Holy Land". Basically, it was the least "the world" could do to make up for the atrocities of World War II. But why there? Why in the middle of the center of Islam? Why not some slice of equivalent land in the middle of Europe? Or Long Island? Could it be that the "Allies" (The U.S., Britain and France) needed access to the newly found oil in the Middle East? The oil discovered in Iran in 1908. Or in Iraq in 1923. Is it coincidence that oil production started in Qatar in 1949? The year after Israel's statehood? Just a thought.
I know what I want for my birthday.
I bet they do really cool things at this high school.