Fatah fighters alone resisted an attack at Karama in Jordan by Israelis, encouraging more recruits, and the Fatah soon became dominant in the PLO. The PLO was no longer an organisation for Arab states, it was a voice for Palestinians themselves. The main, and most important policy of the PLO, in 1964, was its straightforward attitude to Israel – it had no right to e... ... middle of paper ... ...ideas of the UN, and that the agreement to accepting resolution 242 was very muddled. And despite agreeing to accept Israel as a state, arguments continued, and many still continued to reject Israel. Maybe this agreement was the first steps by Arafat to destroying Israel as many Israelis suggested.
The October War of 1973 was a result of the Arabs frustration towards Israel for not relinquishing the territories it had acquired during the Six Day War of 1967. In other words, Israel’s victory in the six-day war resulted in the Arabs retaliation in the October war. Both Syria and Egypt had lost territory to Israel and both were looking to gain them back. Israel sought for peace with the Arab nation, but they wanted no involvement of a third party, whereas the Arabs wanted a Third party to be involved2. Consequently, both the Egyptians and the Israeli’s were unwilling to compromise their desires, which resulted in Egypt waging war on Israel.
There are different historical views on what really provoced the war of 1967, the Israelis would clearly blame the Egyptians and point at Nasser's agressions as the main provocation leading to the war. Another view is that Nasser did not have the intention to fight Israel at that point, but when the UN troops in the Sinai were withdrawn suprisingly after Nasser's demand, Nasser had to make true his big promises to defeat Israel to the other Arab nations. He wanted to keep his reputation as the ultimate leader of the pan-Arabian league and he could only do so by moving his troops towards Israel, which no longer had a protection buffer by the UN troops in the Sinai. Another view is that "the Six Day War was the result of Egyptian- Israeli brinkmanship that went over the brink". Pressured by each others arms build up, the race kept going and the deciding spark was given by Egypts move of closing the Straits of Tiran for Israeli ships.
Diplomats and other government officials have been trying to distribute the land of Israel in a way that would please both sides with no success. However I believe there is a solution that satisfy both parties. The UN has tried to divide Israel in effort to make peace between the two conflicted nations but the Palestinians rejected. After so many “no’s” by the Arabs, You'd think the UN would try a different approach or a different Location that would be more suitable. So I began to think that no matter how the UN divided Israel, the Arabs would never accept it and did some research on more suitable locations for the Jewish population that already exist today, relocating the Jews and restoring the Palestinians their original homeland.
After Britain backed down with angry Jews, the UN stepped in to attempt to control the situation with a compromise. They introduced a Palestine partition to keep peace. In my opinion this was a very naive action because previous events had shown that many Arabs and Israelis had an 'all or nothing' view on the conflict and were not willing to compromise. Predictably, the division didn't work because the Jews provocatively called their part of the division Israel. Because of this the Arabs attacked but were defeated and the Jews ended up gaining more land and many Palestinian refugees.
They were looking for a place where they could start over and be safe. Once Britain realized that this was going to be a bigger problem than they had expected they turned to the United Nations for help. The UN divide Palestine in two giving the jewish people their own land as well as the Arabs. The Arabs had every right to be upset because they suddenly had to divide their land. However, they believed that this was Israel’s fault when in fact this was caused by the nazi party and the holocaust.
It would not be the first time that America has tried to stay out of a war, we have done so in more atrocious wars like the genocide put on by the Nazis. I think America intervened in Israel for more political reasons than anything else. Due to our foreign policy in the Middle East, over the years we’ve acquired many enemies and adversaries, one of them being Osama Bin Laden. When we set up military bases in Saudi Arabia during and after the Gulf War, it exaggerated Osama’s anger because Saudi Arabia houses two of the holiest Islamic shrines. The build up of this anger led to the sad tragedy of the September 11th terrorist attack on America.
How could the Arabs possibly win all their wars? Almost as an important factor as the latter, was the tactics employed by the Israelis; surprise attacking the Arabs in the first two wars, and using flaws in Arabs' tactics to their advantage in the third war. However, it can also be said that the Israelis were able to win their wars because the Arabs just weren't smart enough to take actions when given messages beforehand (in the 1967 war) about attacks, and thus, it led to them being to be taken by surprise and consequently led to them losing all three wars.
Peace in the Middle East is their great enemy, which will deprive them of a great issue to mobilize money and support for their war against America and Arab regimes such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. There is no way any peace agreement can satisfy their demands, because they wish Israel not to exist at all. Israeli worries about coalition deals with Arab states behind its back are understandable and such deals have to be avoided. However, a more forceful U.S.engagement in the peace process, which will result in security for Israel and the establishment of a viable Palestinian state alongside it, is a key interest of both the United States and Israel. All the better if such an outcome will "appease" the mode... ... middle of paper ... ...endations about confidence-building measures should be a first step in reviving the peace process one year after it collapsed.
The United States did not become directly involved with the negotiations, but hoped that instability in the Middle East would not affect with the universal balance of power between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Arab and Israeli War of 1948 eventually led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Arabs because of the no right of return that Jews didn’t want to be the minority in their own country. In the 1930s Iran wanted to join the western world. The Iranian military, with the assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Mo Saddeq, who represented communism a treat ... ... middle of paper ... ...n government that had supported and protected al-Qaida. The Taliban had imposed its extremist version of Islam on the entire country.