Iran was divided - up between Russia and Great Britain to secure the oil. Germany forged an alliance with Turkey to get at the oil. Hence the reason for world war two. The first world war was fought against Turkey who controlled the oil. Israel was created to defend the oil pipeline running from Iraq and Iran to the Mediterranean. Disraeli proposed Israel, after he became Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was made Prime Minister in order to give Jewish banks some security for the large debt Great Britain had occurred. The Middle East is now about who will control the world. The United States, Great Britain,France,Germany against Russia,China,Turkey and the Arab States.