In one of the early crusades, the western nations at the urging of (if memory serves) the Venetian rulers sacked Byzantium and established the rule over Constantinople for a century or more. The Roman empire was stunned and shaken. However it did not vanish. The remnants of the Roman state formed a nation called the Kingdom of Nicea which jockeyed, struggled, and eventually retook and return to their former capital in Constantinople. That state, weakened as it was, remained for a few more centuries before falling to the Ottoman Turk in 1453. Today from various sources, we hear more of Coptic Christians being persecuted in Egypt. Christians in many/most of the Middle East do not fare so well. In the 1940s Israel was established by foreign powers. That state has not done so poorly and in fact is one of the major powers in the region and one of the wealthiest, the wealthiest if one sets aside the oil rent income.
When India/Pakistan separated in order to defuse internicene tension between Islamic and Hindu elements within India. While India and Pakistan are not exactly friendly toward each other today, the constant violent struggle for power within the state is no longer present.
The suggestion then, is to start suggesting and working toward the peaceful establishment of yet another Mid-eastern state. A haven for the semitic Christian population. Call it, if you will, the
second Kingdom first Republic of Nicea (for it is unlikely that it’s form of government would be a monarchy).
This argument, taken somewhat unseriously by myself has been taken up more seriously in this book, which I have not read … but note in passing nevertheless