UPDATE: At the end of World War I, Britain took control of the land in and around Israel. On November 2, 1917 the Balfour Declaration was issued. The declaration turned the aim of establishing the nation of Israel into a reality when Britain publicly pledged to establish “a national home for the Jewish people.” The League of Nations confirmed Britain’s authority over the land of Israel in 1922. Between 1922 and 1948 the land of Israel was legally and officially under the rule of the British, NOT THE PALESTINIANS. There are thousands of historical records that prove all of this. Thus, the nation of Israel was not established on stolen land. In addition, to remove any doubt, Israel PAID for any land that anyone claimed to own.