Zionism is the force that led to the creation of Israel where it is today. Zionism gained large international clout after the British issued the Balfour declaration, which stated that the British would like a Jewish state in Palestine (Renton). The Balfour Declaration gave the Zionists a big right to take over land in Palestine because the British had control of what was then called Mandatory Palestine. The British had controlled Palestine since the Ottoman Empire collapsed. Basically, when the Zionists decided they wanted to create a state in Palestine, they went to the British with the Balfour Declaration in hand, and there wasn't much the British could do but gi... ... middle of paper ... ... 2004.
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.
In 1948, the United States was the first to recognize Israel as a new state in the United Nations; this quick action on our part shows how important having an ally in the Middle East is for America, and in addition the alliance helped the newly created nation. We had many reasons for continuing this rock-solid friendship, but perhaps the most important is that our values are the same. Israel is very like the United States; it’s the only democratic country in the Middle East, it wants to prevent war, and to gain stability and eventual peace the two recognized the need to work together to meet their mutual goals. Truman, with the Marshall Plan and his many aids and programs created for Israel’s benefit, was the first to not only talk about the ‘have’ and ‘have not’ countries, but also the first to do anything about it (Paul Johnson). During his two term presidency, Truman cemented the United States present values on foreign relations.
Israel is a powerful country that is significantly funded by the United States; therefore there is a reaction from other nation to end the conflict. To be able to analyze and look for possible resolutions to this conflict, one should attempt to understand reasons behind the lack of or minimal reactions by neighboring countries to facilitate an end to it. It is well known that Israel is a powerful country and not many have tried to stop it, there is a long-term persistence by Zionists to colonize Palestine, and when there are no personal connections or benefits, countries do not feel the need to help Palestinians. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the ongoing fight between Israel and Palestine in the early 20th century. Palestinians live... ... middle of paper ... ...solution.
“His Majesty’s Government therefore now declare unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish State.” Even though much hope seemed to be lost at this point, faced with the impending Nazism in Europe, Zionist Jews and non-Zionist Jews had felt the pressure to unite and thus led to the Biltmore Conference. The Biltmore Conference was held in 1942 and changed the aim of the Zionist movement. Their ideals had change from building a homeland for the Jews and focused on creating a place of refuge for Jews in Europe.
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