In 1967, Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan during the Six-Day War. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan referred to Israel's presence there as an "illegal occupation". Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton both called it "illegitimate". Today, many world leaders still refer to the West Bank as "occupied territory". But are those terms historically correct?
Most people know Winston Churchill as the "British Bulldog" -- the Prime Minister who led Great Britain to victory in World War II. A lesser-known story is one of Winston Churchill, the lifelong friend to the Jewish people... and one of the key players in the creation of the State of Israel.
In the early 20th century, a new Jewish national movement was growing in Palestine. But world events were shfiting quickly, and the entire Middle East was about to change hands. The Jewish people were soon to get something for which they had waited nearly 2,000 years -- the promise of a home in the land of Israel.
Relatively few people realize the major role Christians played in the formation of the modern State of Israel. The new Friends of Zion Museum in the heart of Jerusalem reveals this hidden history.