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  1. Jewish View determined to have a Jewish State felt that it was promised by victors of WW2 Holocaust clearly showed that without their own state they were powerless only a Jewish state on Jewish territory with a Jewish army could stop a repeat Historical homeland Balfour Declaration Palestinian View offered to let Jews live as minority in Palestine should not have to pay for wrongs of Nazis in Europe Were also promised the land by the British after WWI 66% of people were Arabs Jews held only 6% of land Neighboring Arab states feared use of such a state by “west” to dominate region Reasons for Wanting the Land