September 11th and the Peace Process in the Middle East

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September 11th and the Peace Process in the Middle East

Peace; Calm, freedom from strife and war, tranquillity. A million

miles away from the devastation and conflict of a country that has

been at war within itself for generations. But peace is what so many

people are trying to accomplish.

The United Nations is an organisation that began after the Second

World War. It was set up to prevent such an event from ever happening

again. The UN contains representatives from nearly every country in

the world who work together in order to obtain world peace. One of the

peacekeeping missions that the UN works on is the conflict in the

Middle East between Israel and Palestine. The peacekeeping efforts in

the Middle East are called the peace process.

In 2001 on September eleventh a horrific event happened that prevented

the peace process from progressing in the Middle East. A terrorist

group called Al Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes in America. One

crashed into the pentagon, one was brought down in a field in

Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the other two were flown into the world

Trade Centre. Thousands of lives were lost and the entire of America

grieved. The hijacking and the pain it caused had nothing to do with

the Palestinians or the Israelis but today both groups are suffering

from the repercussions.

After September eleventh the American government headed by George W

Bush put a giant foot down on terrorism. Although this 'foot' was only

meant to flatten Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network, it affected

many more people. As in many situations the root of this problem is

politics. America has a substantially large Jewish population. In

order to ensure the support and votes of those people George Bush is

backing Israel in their war with Palestine. I have drawn this

conclusion from numerous sources all of which say that 'America backs

Israel'. These sources are also not all from a like point of view.

This makes the conclusion less likely to be biased. America has

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