SR, you're right, the British were the ones that ultimately started this. They promised both the Jews and Arabs land in Palestine to fight on their side. When the war ended, they couldn't deliver, so they just split it up. This is what caused the latest of fights. (There had been more before). The US then got involved later on. But before WWI, it was the British who tryed to control the world and did the exact same thing the US are doing right now.