Articles are filled with stereotypes and distorted views regarding the Palestinians. The average American would like to believe that our allies, the Israelis, can do no wrong. If we truly want to help stop the fighting in the Middle East Americans must refuse to accept the pro-Islamic position that our media presents. But while the Pakistanis newspaper gives a more accurate view of the conflict, being more critical of Israel, they have done little to help stop the war. In order to bring peace to this troubled land countries such as the US and Pakistan need to forcefully and compassionately pressure their governments to uphold basic human rights in the Middle East.
Status Quo That means that Israel would continu... ... middle of paper ... ...land for over a thousand years was taken, without their consent and mostly by force, during creation of the state of Israel. And all subsequent crimes - on both sides - inevitably follow from this original injustice. The breadth and complexity of issues tugging at the Israelis and Palestinians provide both barriers to and, perhaps, opportunities for achieving peace. The history, land and culture embroiled the people of the region in its grasp. Unfortunately, the Israeli-Palestinian situation is so long-lasting that making any optimistic prognosis would be not only fatuously but also inhuman towards those who are unwittingly involved in the conflict.
...This could be achieved through the adoption of a constitution, which has been intermittently stressed by Israelis in the face of a lagging government. Ever since the establishment of Israel, the dilemma of maintaining a Jewish state while regarding the civil liberties of the non-Jewish population has been an arduous journey. Division from Palestinians will only highlight the problem of the Arab-Israeli community, forcing Israel’s Jewish and Arab populations to face their long-standing relations. The community of Arabs and the issue of their weight on demography as well as their dual Israeli identity have heightened tensions in Israel’s legal and political structures. All of these factors have produced a divided multicultural society rather than a homogeneous identity that would cross ethnic, religious and political tensions that was imagined by David Ben Gurion.
The build up of this anger led to the sad tragedy of the September 11th terrorist attack on America. The point I am trying to make is that it could have been avoided if we worked on our foreign policy more with Saudi Arabia and Israel and didn’t let the anti-American resentment get so strong. What’s done is done, and the only thing we can do now is to learn from our mistakes. I believe the first order of business is to prosecute Bin Laden and his terrorist faction. The next step is to slowly remove support in Israel.
The Middle east Conflict is a conflict between Israel and arab neighboring countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the state of Palestine. It’s history goes back all the way before WW1 to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with wars continuing on and off steadily since 1930’s. It is a complicated conflict as there is Political, territorial and religious factored into the conflict. Some of the documentaries I watched were quite biased towards the Arabs and Palestinians one in particular was the documentary “Occupation 101”. It express how the Palestinians ruled the land and the jewish people immigrated in and took over their land.
Israel has kept on fighting ever since. Over the lengthy span of time in which Israel has been at war with the Arabs, the people of Israel and the Palestinians have developed a deeply rooted hatred for one another. Terrorism has been another factor which has contributed to this loathing. On top of all this, is the cultural and religious clash which the two populations experience. However, in the past twenty years, Israel and the Arab countries surrounding it have begun taking the first few strides toward peace.
As th... ... middle of paper ... ...ed the myth of Israel’s invincibility, they did not succeed in defeating Israel. The fact that Israel was still a state at the end of the war shows that the Arab leaders failed in completing what they set out to do which was to defeat Israel and take back the land as Arab land. The Arab-Israeli drastically changed the political landscape of the Middle East. The area, once joined together through the idea of Arab unity, was now adjusting to the presence of the outsider nation-state, Israel. The war , although ending in a military stalemate, validated Israel and its peoples presence in the Middle East .
Truman said "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets have fallen on me"(Levantrosser). When Truman took office, his administration placed American interests first and made their policy consistent with Roosevelt's policy. Although he remained neutral, the Palestine issue was one of Truman's greatest concerns. He wrote Virginia C. Gildersleeve: "The Jewish and Arab situation in the Near East is a most difficult one and has caused us more difficulty than most any other problem in the European Theater..." (Donovan). When the statistics came into focus, of the hundreds of thousands Jews that were displaced, Congress was forced to make a decision.
Anti-Semitism was one of the most controversial events faced by the Jews, which influence many of the horrifying events that occurred in the 1900s. The 18th and 19th century were the heart of this movement. Anti-Semitism was a tactic used in order to stop the progression of the Jews and keep them marginalized as they had been for several centuries. Anti-Semitism is defined by the meriam-webster dictionary as the “hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious group or “race.” Although the term anti-Semitism was developed in the 1870s, it’s roots can be strained back to decades before. After the diaspora, Jews expanded throughout the European continent for centuries.
This problem goes as far back as the early ‘90’s when former President Bush initiated the Gulf War on account of very similar issues. Aside from not letting U.N. inspectors into Iraq, Hussein has been a brutal dictator towards his own people for the better part of a decade. President Bush says that one of the main objectives of winning this war is to completely rebuild Iraq and make it a safe place for people to live. To do this, the American troops must take Hussein out of power. The beginning of the war was preceded by a forty-eight hour period that President Bush had given Hussein for a chance to comply with the U.N. and avoid war.