They were not even born until the Ottoman Empire was defeate in WW I. The reason why there is an Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Saudi Arabia is the same reason that yje Jewsih state of Israel exists. The borderes that were cut by the British and Gertrude Bell. If you deny the right to exist onIsrael, you have no right to exist either.
from the article: British director Ken Loach backs Palestinian call for boycott on Israel