I´m writing a paper about founding states, and in one source I found the following quote:
> "Staatsgründung durch
Private ist zulässig (vergleiche: Israel)"
Meaning: The founding of states through private persons is legitimate (for example: Israel)
Can someone explain this to me? I thought Israel was founded by the Brits after giving up the mandate for Palestine?
When Zionists first started settling in what would become Israel, initially there was no legal mandate for a state. It was just people going over there, sometimes with the backing of private groups (this increased over time) and settling. Many of them bought land, but because of how land right worked in the Ottoman system, people question the morality of this now. This was all done with the intention of creating a state, but a state wasn't actually created until the British Mandates and eventual UN resolution.
So, that statement is sort of accurate.
>I thought Israel was founded by the Brits
When will this meme die? Jewish terrorists were blowing up any Brit they could find.
Israeli unilaterally declared its independence. Britain favoured and supported the UN-proposed two-state solution. We supported the concept of Israel but had fuck all to do with its actual founding.
Shit, British officers were leading Arab troops AGAINST Israel in the '48 war.
>The founding of states through private persons is legitimate (for example: Israel)
Does this still apply? Does that mean that Liberland has a chance?
For the unaware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberland
The British Officials thought that it would please the Protestant Population
When it turned out that most British people did not care and that the Arabs were getting angry they changed their minds
During the course of WW1, Great Britain offered numerous promises to both Arabs and Jews in the hopes that they would weaken the Ottomans and Germany. As a result of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Palestine was granted to GB under a mandate.
Jewish immigration to Palestine had been underway since the beginning of the 20th century, funded in part by private individuals (Rothschild and Chaim Weisszman in particular) along with various diaspora Jewish organizations. Immigration increased greatly after WWII, and also from Eastern Europe due to the Bolshevik's hard stance against religious groups and minorities. As time went on, GB found little use in maintaining the mandate compared to what they had to put in and so gave it up to the UN to deal with. The result was the proposed two state solution that ultimately failed and you know the rest.
Tl;dr private individuals, Jewish organizations, the UN and perfidious Albion are responsible for founding Israel
Why the fuck does it matter? State recognition and legitimacy is an entirely relative concept, and here it basically means "do other countries like me enough or can I force them to recognize my claimed area at gunpoint"?