For decades, the people of Palestine and Israel have had conflict with each other. The cause of the conflict was due to religion, territory, and borders (infoplease.com). The conflict began when Israel officially became a state in 1948. Within the same year, political issues of Jewish immigration to Palestine turned into a problem during World War I (White, 200). The issue had gotten worse when the British became heavily involved and decided to negotiate with the Arabs within the early 20th century.
Unfortunately for both groups, the British had managed to gain control of certain parts of the Middle East with its influence through the Mandate of Palestine (White, 201). The Balfour Declaration of November 1917 was created as a promise to the Jews that they were going to have their own homeland (White, 200). The negotiations were meant to keep both Palestinian Arabs and Palestinian Jews satisfied, but instead, the opposite had occurred (White, 201). The Palestinian people wanted out of the British control.
Both groups felt that their religion and territory was being threatened. A revolt with both groups began; which then led to the resurfacing of modern terrorism (White, 201). That, in turn, led to a hatred and distrust between both Jewish and Arab communities (White, 201). The British could not control their anger and sought for help from the United Nations.
Furthermore, the British were told that one part of the country would be given to the Arabs and the other part to the Jews with the help of the UN General Assembly Resolution 181. The UN General Assembly Resolution 181 was one of the most significant milestones in the history of the struggles between both countries. It was a baseline use...
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...tine was considered to be more of a threat to the United States, and other possible countries who disagree with the Palestinian people than the Israeli people. There was also a strong hope for regional stability and peace in Israel (“History of Palestine”). The United States had to publicly support their cause, but work privately in maintaining peace (White, 204). Peace ensures good economic relations between both the Israeli and the customers of the West (White, 204).
Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
White, Jonathan Randall. Terrorism and Homeland Security. 6th ed. Australia: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. Print.
"History of Palestine (Now Known As) Israel Warning." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Feb. 2012. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.
"UN General Assembly Resolution 181." UN General Assembly Resolution 181. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.
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