Buoyed by their victory, the winners of World War I imposed a wide range of sanctions on Germany and split up the Middle East in a way that suited their needs but not those of the people who lived there. In doing so, the victors set themselves up for a disaster that would culminate in an even more deadly war just two decades later. And the repercussions of those fateful decisions can still be felt in the Middle East today.
While the emerging Nazis in Europe and the disgruntled Arabs in the Middle East did not seem to have much in common, they could agree on who was to blame for their poor fortunes — the Jews.
And, true to the motto “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” they began to forge ties, some of which remain in force to this day.
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