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.
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.
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 also said that it would restrict Jewish immigration. The British government adopted this policy because war was approaching and it feared the growth of friendship between Arab leaders and Germany. Britain needed to keep the friend ship of the Arab countries so that oil supplies from the Middle East would continue to reach Britain. The jews were furious. Thousands took the streets to demonstrate.
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 Policies Of The Palestine Liberation Organisation Before 1964, most Palestinians hoped that Arab states nearby would destroy the state of Israel. Inspired by Nasser in Egypt, they expected him to lead an Arab army in a campaign to successfully destroy Israeli power. However, time passed, and little progress was made, leading to many Palestinians becoming disillusioned with the help they received from the Arab states that they were relying on. Instead, they began to set up their own organisations, to defend Palestinian rights, and to fight against the state of Israel. One of the first of these was called ‘Fatah’.
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.
When the statistics came into focus, of the hundreds of thousands Jews that were displaced, Congress was forced to make a decision. The United States Congress would eventually tell Truman that the Jewish immigration policy into Palestine was to be Great Britain's situation because they held a League of Nations mandate over Palestine. Truman ignored this advice because he felt as if Congress cared more about their own interests and the Arab reaction, rather than focusing on the Jewish suffering caused by Adolph Hitler during World War II. Truman saw the suffering that the Jews went through and it affected h... ... middle of paper ... ...of the situation, "The position of the Jews in liberated countries is desperate. The political pressure in Palestine is becoming unbearable.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was started when the United Nations proposed the partition plan for Jewish homeland in 1947. The Jewish agrees with the plan but the Palestinians disagree because they think it is unfair for their land being taken. Since then, many wars have been fought between Israel and Palestinians such as: -1948 War of independence -1956 Sinai war -1967 six day war -1973 Yom Kippur war etc. These wars had made angry Palestinian lost more and more land causing many terrorist attacks and suicide bombings occurred during the conflict planned by Palestinian terrorist organizations such as the Hamas. Civil Palestinians’ anger had also lead to Intifada (1987) and Second Intifada(2000-) that started after the Oslo Accords in 1993.
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.