The attacks on the World Trade Center leads back to many problems with our foreign relations. Our foreign relations policies have been recently getting a lot of countries angry and frustrated, the major problem being that we interfered with Palestinian and Israeli conflicts by offering war support to Israel. Aiding one side or another is a very tricky business, especially when it involves a religious war. We should have just offered support to try bringing the two countries to peace, not military support. Amazingly, the policy of helping Israel still continues, building settlements on what everyone knew was Palestinian land and selling weapons to Israel.
The war , although ending in a military stalemate, validated Israel and its peoples presence in the Middle East . It was not fully recognized by every Arab nation in the Middle East , but the Arab-Israeli Wars played a huge historical role in legitimizing the emerging nation state of Israel and the national phenomenon of Zionism. War instilled an attitude of defeat among the Arabs
The Arabs however already inhabited the place and so there was a misunderstanding between two races. Generally that is when the conflict began till now. Being that the conflict is not new, some of the issues were solved but unfortunately there are still some current issues. These are; the dispute over ownership of Jerusalem, restoration of Palestinian refugees back to their homelands and security concerns by Israel (Sela 2002). These are the issues which need to be looked at in order to end the conflict as it has had adverse effects even on other nations around the world.
Without the United States financial support, Israel will certainly collapse, and the Middle East will become as unpredictable as the shifting sands of its deserts. Due to the crisis in the Middle East and the potential escalation to World War, America needs to continue funding to Israel. As Israel fights the hydra of destruction, it does not have to look far to see the snarling teeth of Iran. Iran, more so than any other country, has the most turbulent and fragile relationship with Israel. This shaky peace is apparent as Israel and Iran had never had formal diplomatic relations since the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979 (Farrar-Wellman).
How would you feel if one of the largest countries in the nation was funding a country that is systematically destroying all the aspects of your life, including your cultural/ancestral roots? You might be thinking “Surely this could never happen” but, you would be wrong in fact, that is exactly going right now with the United States and Israel. In the article, Stinemetz talks about her recent visit to Palestine, a nation that is currently being attacked by Israel’s armies. This is due largely in part to desires by the Israeli government to have Palestinian citizens comply with their laws which are violating the Palestinian’s human rights, rights that every single human deserves. Stinemetz reasons that the Israeli’s are understandably letting fear of brutal treatment of European Jewish people influence their laws but, that they have also gone too far in trying to protect themselves.
Since coming to power Hamas had openly advocated for attacks against Israel. In 2007 Hamas’s influence spread to the Gaza Strip, that same year Israel implemented a blockade that crippled Gaza’s economic activity which raised ethical and moral political questions in the international community. In early 2008, after many mortars and rockets were fired across the border into Israel, the air force and defense forces retaliate taking the lives of many Palestinian civilians and militants. Israeli defense officials viewed these attacks as Hamas breaking the P... ... middle of paper ... ...onflict have been addressed legally, although they have not been respected by either side which hinders the legitimacy of international authority. A major problem that I have observed is the inability of the United Nations Security Council to ascribe certainty to all laws broken and provide punishment to both sides.
The peace that Israel seeks is often hampered by those who claim that the violence and unrest in the region is solely their fault. However, what people will not tell you is what blame the Arab nations hold for destroying any viability in the hope for peace. While the history of the Jewish people in Palestine goes back to Biblical times, the current conflict there has an origin in tensions that began to brew during the late 19th century. Theodor Herzl, often considered the father of modern Zionism, published Der Judenstaat, or The Jewish State, in 1896. In his book, he called for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, citing fears of hostility in the places where Jews were already living, such as Russia and France: No one can deny the gravity of the Jews’ situation.
The thesis of this article is an examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and both the things that have prevented it from being resolved as well as potential solutions or measures directed at establishing peace. The Author’s major arguments in this article start with Israel and how they feel that they have a Biblical right to occupy the areas of the West Bank. The author then goes on to discuss how the Palestinians also feel that they have a right to this land as a birthright because they have occupied this land over time as their own. After discussing why both sides feel as if they deserve to call the land in conflict their own he discusses neither side is happy with what is going on. In this section he discusses how the Israelis face three choices, none of which are beneficial in one way or another.
Civil Palestinians’ anger had also lead to Intifada (1987) and Second Intifada(2000-) that started after the Oslo Accords in 1993. The Israeli army has to protect themselves by preventing these to happen which makes a lot of people die. Many world organizations have struggled to find the resolution for this conflict. The core (root) issues/problems The root of the conflict can be traced back to when Jewish stated Zionism in which they buy land to form their own country and Britain’s takeover of Palestinian from the ottoman Turks in World War I. Britain promise to give back Palestinian their land when they formed an organized government. But during the World War II the Holocaust killed a lot of Jewish and the world sympathize them.
I assure you, dear brothers, that we are firm on the road of jihad... to destroy the new Jewish Crusade. "3 The fax forced Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide to consider, even if only for an instant, the validity of the claim. Was this a legitimate application of jihad? Were all Muslims compelled to fight alongside the Taliban? Even as the war in Afghanistan draws to an apparent close, the question is still worthy of consideration, for if bin Laden is correct, then non-Muslim nations are literally powerless to defend themselves against Muslim nations without creating a monstrous backlash from all Muslims of the world who heed the holy call.