Created by TRT World, a Turkish international news channel, this video (05:29) explains the causes and implications of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948, known by Israelis as the War of Independence and by Arabs as the Nakba (Catastrophe). Largely based on the scholarship of the controversial Israeli historian Avi Shlaim, a well known critic of Israel, this video presents the complex relationships between the Arab nations and international powers and the Zionists and Arab nationalists.