Imagine the Holocaust never happened. What would have happened in the Middle East if that was the case?
Germany, Japan and Italy are defeated in 1945 but somehow European Jews were left alone and there were no Jewish refugees. No need to run away. Stay put, hope for the best and wait for the Europeans and Americans to fight it out.
That means the Zionist Jews in Palestine would have been deprived of millions of potential recruits for their cause and would have had two choices: 1) Settle down with the Palestinians in the country of Palestine and became a community within it in the same Christians and the Druze, etc. are part of Palestine or, 2) Reach an agreement with the Arabs to carve out a small Jewish state within a reasonable and proportional portion of Palestine and maybe even a bit of the Sinai in Egypt.
OK, so now the Arabs have only themselves to deal with and not worry about if the US, Great Britain, France, or the Zionists think the Arabs are a danger to anyone or an strategic liability.
All the Americans and the Europeans care about is to make friends with the powers that be in the oil rich countries, however much they change hands, and pay for the oil.
I suppose that every coup d'etat, every civil war, and every war that has happened in the Arab world since at least 1948 would have happened with the exception, of course, of the Arab-Israeli wars ('48, '56, '67, '73, '78, '82, 2006, 2008-9) and the exception of Black September (the 1970 Palestinian-Jordanian war). Also, the Lebanese Civil War would not have had any Palestinians involved in it.
There would have been different alliences that might have ended up in the creation of nation-states with the sole purpose of correcting the irrational curving up of the Middle East with the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement.
So, for example, Syria could have reunited with Jordan, and Iraq would have reunited with Kuwait, and so on.
And all the while the Americans, the Europeans and the Zionists would be looking on amused at the spectacle but without any alarm about what any of it means to them.
Can you now see how terrorism would not have been anything to worry about? How someone like Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda ilk would have come back home after defeating the USSR in Afghanistan and not worry about the US being on Saudi soil, or worry about how Israel is treating the Palestinians?
Can you now see how all the Israeli supporters spewing out their hatred for the Arabs and Islam could have save themselves all that negative energy and be happy at home gardening, listening to music, or just having a good meal?
Do you guys get my point?