Six-Day War The Six-Day War took place in June 1967. It took place all because of hostilities between the Arab nations, and the Jews had already been at a high point. The Arab nations refused to accept the fact that Israel could be a Jewish state, and so, President Nasser of Egypt called for the destruction of Israel. At first, there were just attacks on civilians once and a while, but the attacks became more and more ferocious, until it came to Israeli villages being heavily shelled by Syrian troops from Golan Heights. Such an act was an act of war, but what they did not know was that Israel would react with full force.
Israel in the Middle East The Arab-Israeli Wars were caused by the emergence of nationalism in the Middle East; imperialism in the Middle East had taken its leave and the Ottoman Empire had long fallen. A variety of Arab nations had begun to form, defining themselves by borders and national symbols. The conflict ,which began as a widespread issue over the territory once controlled by the powerful Ottoman Empire , eventually became a regional conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Israelis and the Palestinians formed their base of nationalism on the denial of the other. Each group denied the existence over the other and so ensued the struggle over controlling the same territory.
From even before the birth of Israel and on into the foreseeable future, with new groups and tactics and with outside influences weighing in on the conflict, the question of Palestine and Israel is not likely to be answered soon. K.B Nasr (as cited in White, 2008, pp. 199) states that as the Ottoman Empire was crumbling, the Zionist Movement was just beginning. With the downfall of the Turks, the Arabs embraced nationalism for the former Turkish lands, specifically Syria. Because the Turks had objected to Jewish settlement, the Palestinians were willing to consider Jewish immigration as a show of Syrian nationalism.
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.
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 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’.
Israel and the Arab nations have been conflicting with each other for decades and the violence seem to not stop. Why do these nations conflict with each other in this desert environment? This question would be answer and explained in this paper. The analysis will also show how it was seen from the world and how it influence other nations, including the super powers, during the Cold War Era. There was a rise in Zionism in the area of Palestine and abroad from Jewish who wanted a state.
Israelis have most of the power, and run the actual state of Israel, whereas Palestinians have only inconsequential amounts of authority outlined by the Oslo Accords, for this reason, there has been ongoing conflict amongst Israelis and Palestinians. This conflict began when the Romans expelled Jews from this area in 31 BCE, which gave Palestinians the rights to inheritance, but then after the near eradication of Europe’s Jews in World War II, the United States let Jews back into the country of Israel. Currently many Muslim Palestinians feel that Israel was stolen from them, and this is a source of major inter-ethnic tension in Israel. Although Israel is a regional superpower, its national security entirely depends upon the creation of a stable Palestinian state, and idea supported by Muhammad himself. In the Middle East, Israel is one of the strongest countries.
To what extent can Abu Nidal be considered a terrorist group? Abu Nidal is a terrorist group that is known for its wide attacks on western Palestinian and Israeli targets in the 1980’s. The meaning of Abu Nidal is “father of the struggle”, this is the alias for Sabri al-Banna who founded the organization after he split with the PLO in 1974 because he accused the Palestinian liberation organization (PLO) of selling out by negotiating diplomatic relations with the state of Israel. They were trying to ruin the diplomatic relationship with the PLO and the west community. Abu Nidal wants to eliminate the state of Israel as a Jewish state and make the establishment of a Palestinian state.
This conflict of land ownership between The Palestinians and The Jews started with the collapsing of the Ottoman Empire and the many conflicting deals and agreements that the western power made with the Israelis and the Arab people. The Balfour Declaration gave the land of Palestine to the Jews and proclaims that the indigenous people who are living there the Palestinians may still live there and states; "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine"(Kilgore 1992). The Balfour Declaration promises Palestine land to the Jewish people, but it promises equality to the Palestinians. The British also made conflicting promises with the Arab people in the Ottoman Empire for ownership of the same land in a series ' letters between a British representative of Egypt Henry McMahon and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca. Hussein saw these letters as formal promises he believed these letters would result in a free Arabic country in which his family would rule.