How did the Holocaust affect the establishment of the state of Israel?

It probably made some Jews even more determined than ever to establishe a state of their own. In addition to the Holocaust, there were violent antisemtic riots in Poland after the Holocaust. For many survivors in Poland, this was simply the last straw.

However, the widespread myth that the guilt-ridden Allies 'donated' Israel to the Jews as some kind of consolation for the Holocaust is nonsense. Israel had been part of the British Mandate of Palestine since the end of World War 1. Since 1920 there had been fighting there between Jews and Arabs, and the British were unable to cope ... Their mandate to rule the area was running out - and they got out.