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Why did Jews move to palestine after World War I?

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There were already 15,000 Jewish colonists in Palestine. The Great War of 1914-1918 displaced millions of Jews who were living in what had become battlegrounds: a territory called the Pale of Settlement, extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Because of their separate religion, customs and language (Yiddish) the Jews of Near and Far Europe had always been subject to unpredictable bouts of violence from their neighbors. The 20th century had started no differently, with the Kishineff Massacre of 1903, and the Russian massacres of 1905. After World War 1 left them homeless and starving, many Jews emigrated back to the ancient homeland in Palestine, until Britain, which controlled Palestine, limited their emigration.

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