The original post which showed the Jewish/Israeli takeover progression drew in a lot of comment. I have reproduced here one such comment which, for me anyway, was very informative and puts a new perspective on the developments.
Here's the problem with the maps: you are comparing apples to oranges.In the first map, white is actually owned by the Jews, and everything else goes to the Arabs by default.
In the last map, green is actually owned by the Arabs, and the default now goes to the Arabs [I presume he means the Jews here].Half the country is Negev. It is almost empty now and was just about completely empty in 1948. So why is it marked as Arab land in 1948?!Also, the controlling international law, the only legally binding international law is the League of Nations Mandate. All the other UN resolutions are RECOMMENDATIONS of the UN under Article 6 that purposely do not carry the power of Article 7 resolutions.
The Mandate system is what gave almost all the 20th century's new nations independence.The Arabs got the land east of the river Jordan. The Jews got the land west of the river. The Mandate called for the establishment of "close Jewish settlement" of all the land west of Jordan, including the West Bank. It called for the establishment of a Zionist government there.
And the funny thing is that originally the local Arab leaders actually accepted it. There are pictures of Zionists and Arab nationalists shaking hands and otherwise being friendly. One major local Arab leader (probably the most prominent one in 1920, though they didn't have any kind of an organization) publicly said that Palestinians welcome Zionist immigration.
Again, this is widely reported and you can find proof of it by Googling it. By proof I don't mean blogs, I mean contemporary records.The Arabs were happy to get 77% of Palestine that was east of the river. Except for one guy, Arafat's uncle who was an open Nazi. The man spent the 1940s in Germany and went so far as to organize 3 Muslim Nazi SS divisions.It was this Arab Nazi (I am not name-calling here, he himself agreed to being one, as do all historians) named Hajj Amin al-Husseini who began agitating the situation and arguing that Jews should never be allowed to have a state.The man had enormous influence in the Middle East by the 1930s and 40s, and even staged a pro-German revolt in Iraq in 1941.
So when you say that Jews took this and Jews took that, remember: the only law - not recommendation, but law - is that Jews get everything west of Jordan and the state of Jordan is the Palestinian state. At the time when the Mandate was passed, the local Arab leaders accepted it.The Mandate for Palestine is available on the United Nations web site, as well as on thousands of others sites in case you want to review it yourself.