Originally posted by steve666
The Arabs attacked Israel the second the UN declared Israel to be a nation.
Not according to what Wikipedia says
. Pay close attention to who started attacking the British and villages:
First phase: November 29, 1947 - April 1, 1948
Right after the UN partition plan was approved, heavy fighting broke out in Palestine. The British Army frequently intervened, but as the end of British involvement in Palestine drew nearer and attacks on them by Irgun* and Lehi** increased, their intervention grew steadily more inconsistent and reluctant.
On December 18 the Palmach, the kibbutz-based force of the Haganah commanded by Moshe Dayan, attacked the village of Khissas. Three weeks later the first Arab irregulars arrived and the Arab leadership began to organize Palestinians in order to wage guerrilla war against the Jewish forces. The largest group was a volunteer army, the Arab Liberation Army, created by the Arab League and led by Arab nationalist Fawzi Al-Qawuqji. In January and February, Arab irregular forces attacked Jewish communities in northern Palestine but achieved no substantial successes.
The Arabs concentrated their efforts on cutting off roads to Jewish towns and Jewish neighborhoods in areas with mixed populations. They also massacred several Jewish convoys. At the end of March, the Arabs completely cut off the vital road going from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem where one sixth of Palestine's Jews lived.
The Haganah armed itself with arms bought from Czechoslovakia. The Yishuv began working on a plan called Plan Dalet (or Plan D).
The other 2 wars, Israel once acted at the behest of France and Britain.
So they attacked because Britain and France told them to, right? How does that make the Arabs aggressors?
The other, Israel attacked premptively when Egypt, Syria, and Jordan massed troops at their border.
Once again, how does Israel's attack make Arabs aggressors?
DO NOT FORGET TO MENTION THAT FACT [/B]
This pile of rubbish, you mean.
* A nationalist-terrorist group consisting of Zionisist-minded people active in Palestine from 1931 to 1948. A.K.A "National Military Organization".
** Lehi (Hebrew acronym for Lohamei Herut Israel, "Fighters for the Freedom of Israel") a radical self-described terrorist group that had as its goal the eviction of the British from Palestine to allow unrestricted immigration of Jews and the formation of a Jewish state. (wikipedia).