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I Am Cyrus: A Friendship that Changed the World - MTL Magazine

There have been friendships in history that literally changed the world. One such relationship made an impact just after the Jews of the world lost 6 million of their brothers and sisters during World War II.

In 1947, the British announced they were turning over the contentious question of Palestine to the United Nations. In November of that year, the U.N. voted to partition the land, giving roughly half of western Palestine to the Jews and half to the Arabs.

The Jews accepted the vote of the U.N. and prepared to become a nation after nearly 2,000 years of exile. The Arabs rejected the plan and vowed to destroy the infant Jewish nation at birth. The British threw up their hands and told the world they were laying down the Mandate and withdrawing from Palestine in the coming months.

U.S. President, Harry S. Truman, had to decide where America would stand on Jewish statehood in their ancient homeland.

Read the full article at MTL Magazine

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