Author(s): Kadir KASALAK, Can DEVECI
Zionism is the view that advocates the thought of building a Jewish National Home in Palestine. From 1897 to 1917, the Zionists struggled to get a great support from the westerners. After the developments in the beginning of the First World War, it was supported by Great Britain. After 1917, the Zionists worked to bring Palestine settlement activities internationally. The Paris Peace Conference was convened in 1919 to ensure international peace by the great powers. This conference offered the opportunity to choose the great power to govern the peoples living in the territories of the states defeated in the First World War. The Zionists were also invited to the conference to express their wishes on Palestine. The Zionists thus described their wishes to the Supreme Council of the Paris Peace Conference, although they were not the people living in Palestine.