Political Zionism Political Zionism is an ideology that was pioneered by Theodor H... ... middle of paper ... ...lared to create the Jews National Home within Palestine. The political Zionism has greatly achieved its progress. Although not a popular movement in the present day Israel political arena, the present state of affairs of Israel owe too much to Theodor Herzl. References Herzl, Theodor. 2007.
The Jewish religion has lasted thousands of years, which were filled with intolerance and murder, why is Samuel Heilman blaming the free Jews of today for being different than their predecessors? One must look at events, which Jews have had to endure, to fully comprehend the nature of why they have changed so vastly. Jews came to the United States to escape persecution and gain economic security, why are their grandchildren complaining of the state of Judaism, 100 years later? Since the beginning of time Jews have endured anti-Semitic regimes, which killed Jews merely for being Jewish. A clear illustration would be the past 150 years, which later involved a mass migration of Jewish people, to the United States.
Though the attack was from radical Islamist not many Muslims approved of the attack or supported it. Islam and the Jews have seen much conflict throughout the years and have been looking to settle those differences with no avail. Some of the problems consist of land ownership, pertaining to what they call the “Holy Land” including the Dome of the Rock which is in ownership of Islamist. Their faith differs in that most of the same people are present in their history but as far as the Islamist “Messiah” Muhammad has made himself known. After World War 2 The Jews returned to their lands to find that they had been taken over mostly by Islamist.
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.
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.
Compromise on the border issue will not be an option so long as we are met with so much resistance and violence from the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian Islamist Movement Hamas on the other side, as well as international organizations which only wish to find a quick, easy fix to a very complex and historic problem. To truly understand this conflict, one must first understand the long and complicated history behind it. The land that is now being disputed by Israel and Palestine is war torn and has a long history of violence, aging back to biblical times before the birth of Christ. During the ancient times of the Jewish history, our temples were ransacked and destroyed more than once, our people driven out of their lands, exiled, persecuted, and sold into slavery (A History of Conflict, 2012), yet the Jewish people still returned to the land promised to them by God despite all of the hardships facing them. Finally, by the y... ... middle of paper ... ...y 1).
However, their Palestinian Arab counterparts opposed to the establishment from the start felt cheated by the international community and remained categorical that the final answer to the Jewish problem would only be solved in blood and fire (Karsh, 2002, p. 8). This marked the beginning of the Palestine armed conflict, one of its kinds to be witnessed in centuries since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and World War 1. Characterized by a chronology of endless confrontations, this conflict has since affected not only the Middle East relations, but also the gl... ... middle of paper ... ... alike on the politics of the world, the Middle East and international relations. Works Cited Dumper, M. (Ed). (2009).
1.1 WHAT IS THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT? The Arab-Israeli conflict is a hotly contested issue both in the Middle East and the broader global community.1 The modern conflict is essentially a dispute over the area known up until 1948 as Palestine, which is considered holy to all three major monotheistic religions.2 The primary parties in the conflict are Israeli (formerly Zionist) Jews and Palestinian Arabs (who are predominately Muslim).3 It is one of the unresolved problems bequeathed to the region by the British and French imperialist powers following the division of the Ottoman Empire between them at the end of World War 1.4 There are many features of the Middle East, specifically Palestine, that account for the interest and rivalry it has evoked among the world superpowers.19 Palestine is strategically significant as it is located on the southern rim of Russia, and at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Its proximity to vast oil reserves of the Middle East make it exceptionally valuable.13 The initial involvement of Great Britain in Palestine, and the subsequent mismanagement of the region during the mandate period was a direct cause of the modern Arab Israeli conflict. 2.1 World War I There are many features of the Middle East that motivated Britain to assert her influence in the region. In the lead up to World War 1, Palestine’s close proximity to the Suez Canal, which is the closest trading link between the East and the West was especially crucial.18 Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of World War 1, Britain exploited both the Arabs’ and the Zionists’ hopes for an independent nation the by forming pacts with both parties.6 In 1915 Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, c... ... middle of paper ... ...i conflict.