Each group denied the existence over the other and so ensued the struggle over controlling the same territory. Although the Arab-Israeli Wars brought drastic changes to the Arab nations by dispelling the idea of Arab unity, it had the most significant effect on Israel , because it turned Israel into a powerful nation and a force to be reckoned with by the surrounding Arab nations in the Middle East. Before the war of 1967, Israel was a small territory surrounded by members of the Arab League who backed the destroyed country of Palestine. These Arab nations did not recognize Israel as a nation in the Middle East , because they did not believe that Zionism could be used as nationalist movement . They saw the Zionists as Europeans and members of the Western world who were not Arab and did not have attachment to the territory.
Arab Refugee Crisis During the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 an Arab refugee crisis began, and there is still not a clear answer of what caused it. As inhabitants of Israel Arabs were greatly affected by the establishment of a Jewish State, because their home was governed by others. Nonetheless, the Palestinian Arabs contributed in the making of the refugee crisis. The Arabs were given the choice of becoming equal citizens of Israel and refused. The United Nations came up with Partition Plan for Palestine, but it was rejected.
The Jews liked the idea of having a Jewish homeland. However the local Palestinian population of Muslim Arabs felt that the constant immigration was threatening their way of life. The conflict between the Arabic and Jewish populations had been constant for many years before the holocaust. It only came to light in the years after it ended. 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.
This notion threatened Israel’s neighboring countries, since democracy was unfamiliar in the region. In the eyes of the Arab’s, democracy conflicted with the majority of principles that the Middle Eastern countries had spent thousands of years positioning their lives around. Relations between Israel and the Arab world seem to have dragged along for decades now. Fundamental conflicting ideologies have hampered efforts to progress society in Israel, which will prevent any development from taking place. Negotiating peace efforts between Israel and the Arab world, only in a utopian society, would one think that these issues could be solvable.
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 lies that came out of the Israeli state were unbelievable, they said that this was their land and the Palestinians do not live there. The British government sent troops to Palestine to keep the Jews away, and they Jews know they cannot beat the British groups by military tactics. They must resort to a new type of attack, urban terrorism. Jewish terrorism was born. The Irgun Zvei Leumi was one of the many Jewish terrorist groups that were underground and that operated against British law during the British Mandate ... ... middle of paper ... ...n was sent in to protect the Jews that were in the wrong.
He suggested to Mohamed Abbas a convergence plan which centered around the idea that the Israeli people would be forced out of the West Bank which is an are... ... middle of paper ... ...m. A part of the problem today in this conflict is the people not willing to change or go along with what their leaders enforce and their ideas. There have been many acts of aggression from the Jews themselves because they didn’t feel Palestine’s should receive land. Civil disobedience and acting out is a cause to making the conflict last longer. Overall, Olmert as a prime minister was successful in being consistent in using negotiations to try to create peace even though long term peace was never gained. He worked hard to come up with plans and agreements, and met with different important figures in the world regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Most of the Middle East at this tim... ... middle of paper ... ...whether the creation was a real success at all. It created a land for the Jews, but led to numerous difficulties. The Jews still face threats from others today and many hate them. Was all the war worth it? The question is really up to Israel.
A deep underlying truth that could explain some reason for this turmoil is that neither side, Israel nor Palestine, has come to terms with living with each other. Therefore, the two groups’ cultures clash as members of each side bind together in compassion and loyalty while fighting to gain power and prestige for their people. Israel gained control of Bethlehem in 1967 when their army invaded the West Bank. Ever since then the Israelis have felt that Jerusalem is its eternal and undivided capital. For years the Arabs have also been asking for a Palest... ... middle of paper ... ...ed as negative peace where there is public order and security but the internal conflict remains.
Bob Hawke once said; “Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism.” Perhaps Hawke put into a few simple words one of the most complicated issues within our world today, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Israel continues to strip the Palestinians of their land and fears it’s very existence because of the Palestinians terrorist acts, there seems to be no solution in sight. The world appears to be split and all over the place when it comes to this matter. According to The Middle East Institute for Understanding approximately 129 countries recognize Palestine as a state while many others do not. Over all the political matters within this issue not only affect Palestine and Israel but the world as a whole, as the Middle East and the West seem to disagree.