1948 British report: Arabs will lose war - Israel News, Ynetnews Even prior to withdrawing its troops from Israel in 1948, the British government realized the partition of the country and the establishment of the State of Israel would result in a war - that the Arabs would lose, according to declassified UK government documents published Friday by The Guardian. Another document from 1946 states that "the Jewish public in Israel supports terrorism, in light of British policy." According to the British newspaper, various Colonial Office reports paint a picture of increasing "terrorist acts" by the Jews, and the external pressure from the US, the UN and the Zionist movement to divide the country. In addition, the documents criticize British Mandate officials who were concerned with "how to allocate between them two Rolls-Royces and a Daimler" during the tense times. Colonial Secretary George Hall was told "The Jewish public endorsed the attitude of its leaders that terrorism is a natural consequence of the general policy of His Majesty's Government." This included the illegal infiltration of Jews into Palestine. Another document quoted a British official who, in a report to London in October 1946, more than a year before the UN vote over the partition plan, said that "Arab leaders appear to be still disposed to defer active opposition so long as a chance of a political decision acceptable to Arab interests exists." .......... Lets ignore the British part in this conflict but it's funny everyone denies Jews were committing terror acts during 1948, they love to just blame a 'few' of their Irgun groups, etc... Illegal infiltration of Jews....that seems to be a unknown thing to the media when we discuss this conflict. You look further in and it claims Jewish 'provocations' could cause thousands to flee but also cause clashes.