During the heydays of yishuv (settlements) around 1935, a more radical Zionist terrorist group emerged. It was called the National Military Organization (Irgun Zvai Leumi). Its major aim was to advocate the establishment of the Jewish State on both sides of the Jordan River. This group was led by the Zionist Ze’ev Vladimir Jobotinsky who later formed the New Zionist party in the late1930s. He devoted himself to a futile campaign to arrange the evacuation of European Jews to Palestine while executing all possible means to terrorize the Palestinians and drive them out of their homes to make space for the flush of immigrating Jews. Nevertheless, hundreds of thousands of Jews rushed to Palestine during and aftermath of the World War II as a result of the anti-Zionist sentiments in Europe and not because of Zionist aspiration like that of Zionist leaders.
As the number of Jewish settlements increased and more Jews were attracted to Palestine, the question of coexistence with the original people of Palestine became increasingly a problem that the Zionist leaders wanted to solve based on their radical way of displacing the helpless Palestinians. The Zionist movement adapted various approaches, including that of Judah L. Magres, president of the Hebrew University, who advocated the foundation of a joint Arab-Jewish State. However, David Ben-Gurion argued that accommodation with the Arabs could come only from a position of Jewish strength.
Aftermath of the World War I and the turmoil collapse of the Ottoman Caliphate, the Muslim World was fragmented into pieces by the colonial powers. Therefore, it was not in a position to rightly respond to such dramatic catastrophes. Collusion of most world powerful countries of the time (Great Britain, The United States and France) with the Zionist against the Palestinians and the rest of the Muslim World hindered any successful and united reaction by the Muslims. All What they did was simply condemning such grave atrocities that nobody thought that they will result into the establishment of a Jewish state in the heart of the Muslim’s Holy Land. Moreover, the Muslims lacked an influential Islamic leadership that was able to unit the fragmented Ummah against this vicious Zionist and Crusader invasion.
In a tactical move to appease the anger of the Muslim people and to disavow its responsibility towards the creation of the problem via Balfour Declaration, the British declared their termination of Britain’s commitment to Zionism in document known as the ‘White Paper” in May 1939. Such action was taken by the British government while leaving the door open for Jewish immigration. Such decision was in no doubt for the best of the Zionists regardless of some minor displeasure shown by the Jews. During the following years of the White paper, atrocities of extremist and well-organized Zionist guerrilla groups became more violent. The year 1944 witnessed notorious crimes committed against the Palestinians by the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist group lead by the future Israeli prime minister Manachem Begin, among which the massacre of Dair Yasseen. In that massacre Begin and his villains butchered hundreds of civilians including children, old people, and women; even unborn babies were not spared.
As a mere exchange of role among the superpowers, the Zionist were able to secure the support of a more reliable and powerful surrogate mother, the United States of America, with a very well organized and powerful Zionist community that managed to exert great influence on matters related to Palestine. So, in May 1942, the American Zionist leaders meeting in Baltimore Hotel in New York City demanded the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth that is a state in all of western Palestine, as a part of the new world order after the war. They also approved the establishment of an organized military militias lately known as ‘Haganah’ who played an oppressive role in oppressing the Palestinians and driving them out of their homes. Since then, the U.S. has become the most reliable ally to Israel and extended its financial, military and diplomatic full support to the Zionists.
Great Britain contradicted its own decision by exercising policies favoring the Jews. The Labor Party approved a bill in May 1944 to encourage the Palestinians to leave their homeland in front of the new flooding numbers of Jewish immigrants. At the same time on the opposite shore of the Atlantic, the American Congress asked the American government to exert all international diplomatic efforts to ease the way for Jewish immigration to Palestine. This was the first step in order to achieve the Zionists immediate goal of turning the country into a Jewish Commonwealth and then hasten the establishment of a Jewish state.