The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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One of the main questions first asked about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is “who has the rightful claim to the land”, and in my opinion; Israel has rightful claim to the territory. The pro-Israeli stance that I hold is based on the fact that Israel has maintained military dominance over the disputed territory. I see the conflict as a survival of the fittest, where Israel has proved its supremacy by defeating all attempts of invasion and elimination, such as the Yom Kippur War, Six Day war, and the War of Attrition.
The creation of a Palestinian state has also been a topic of debate. I would create a Palestinian state for the purpose of defining a location at which a historically hostile force can exist. The creation of the Palestinian state would be a precautionary action against the new Palestinian state, so that if another war was to occur, the Israelis would know where a sizeable amount of attacks would be plausible to originate from.
With the creation of a Palestinian state, comes the problem of defining the borders of the newly formed state. With the new state of Palestine would receive all of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and a connecting amount of land between the two provinces five miles wide so transit between the two provinces is allowed for the Palestinian people. Not all of the West Bank will be given for the purpose of a Palestinian state. A strip of land ten miles wide from the top of the West Bank to the southern side of the West Bank would be given to Israel for transit between the northern part of Israel and the southern areas. Jerusalem, the neighboring city of Bethlehem, and the a surrounding land would become an International City State, similar to the Vatican. This new city state would be guard...

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