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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.
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.
The Arabs... ... middle of paper ... ...estinians. The indigenous Arab population of Palestine has been systematically discriminated against since the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which created Israel for the Jews at the expense of a native population, which has been denied its own nationhood and become dispossessed, marginalized people (Beginners).” With all of this being said I think that the two states will not be able to sustain peace in the area given their history. Palestinians will never fully accept a Jewish state because the land they live on was “taken” from them after the World Wars. As long as there are terrorist organizations that have their extremist views there will never be peace in the Middle East. Works Cited Israeli 1972 Olympic Team Murdered in Munich.
The Arab Israeli conflict is one of the major dilemmas in the world in the modern history. Many political leaders assume that this is the most complicated conflict around the world, even bigger than the Cold War. During the 1960’s and the 1970’s, the Arab world decided to go with confrontation and fight fire with fire. The Middle East became a war zone where all the Arab countries lined up to win back Palestine. However, the Israeli cabinet was smart enough to maintain their presence in the Palestinian Land.
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