The Palestinians obviously opposed this idea because it would take away land from their country. The reasons that the Jews wanted this land so much was because this was the birthplace of the Jews, this is where they formed their national and religious identity, and here they wrote and gave the Bible to the rest of the world (Concise 113). Eventually this plan was adopted without taking into consideration the existing inhabitants. Shortly after this declaration Arab nationalists started riots opposing the Jewish presence in many of their cities for example: Jerusalem, Haifa, and Hebron (Brief). These Arab riots caused problems for the unprepared British Army.
Neither Israel nor Palestine wants to compromise or sacrifice certain things in order for this agreement to happen. I think that bother leaders are in a lose-lose situation. If they are able to create an agreement between Israel and Palestine, somebody will be unhappy. It is nearly impossible to please both everybody without a compromise of some sort. More than likely, either leader will have to sacrifice something, which will then upset their people.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was started when the United Nations proposed the partition plan for Jewish homeland in 1947. The Jewish agrees with the plan but the Palestinians disagree because they think it is unfair for their land being taken. Since then, many wars have been fought between Israel and Palestinians such as: -1948 War of independence -1956 Sinai war -1967 six day war -1973 Yom Kippur war etc. These wars had made angry Palestinian lost more and more land causing many terrorist attacks and suicide bombings occurred during the conflict planned by Palestinian terrorist organizations such as the Hamas. Civil Palestinians’ anger had also lead to Intifada (1987) and Second Intifada(2000-) that started after the Oslo Accords in 1993.
Through this new political force of Zionism came the 1917 Balfour Declaration, a letter written by British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a British government official and Zionist, calling for their official support of a permanent homeland for Jewish people in Palestine. This ultimately did sway Britain to side with the Jewish peoples’ agenda for land, if only to q... ... middle of paper ... ...to relinquish any of the land it still considered their rightful property and could not compromise this in peace talks. It was ultimately because of this failure in diplomacy that Britain withdrew from Palestine and ended Jewish immigration for a time in 1939. Holocaust. With 1948, tension between Israel and the Arab nations of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq came to a boiling point with the start of the Arab-Israeli War, resulting in a mass exodus of 700,00 Jewish people from Arab nations.
After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, the control of Palestine shifted from Muslim to Western powers. Britain promised Jews and Zionists the land in Palestine in the form of the Balfour Declaration. However, at the same time, there were already Palestinians living in that land. Even today, there is no correct answer as to who should have rightfully acquired the land; however, the Palestinian Arabs should have cooperated when the Jews immigrated to the Palestine. There are plenty of facts which support both sides.
Palestinians were unwanted by the countries of their origin, even specifically told to stay in Israeli refugee camps, and were forced to stay in Israel. The Palestinians now claim that the land is theirs and that Israel stole it from them. In response to the Israeli "theft" of their land, Palestinian terrorist groups have sent suicide bombers into prominent city squares, heavily populated markets, and on to multiple buses; all in the attempt of regaining the... ... middle of paper ... ...specially since Israel has the upper hand in this situation; which ends up being tied behinds its back, a little bit because of fear of war and a little bit out of lack of American support; it shouldn't be the one who is required to give up something for nothing. But unfortunately it doesn't work that way, the peace process can't be tested, it isn't an equal agreement, and it isn't the next step to world peace, so it has no chance of surviving. Peace can't answer the problem.
The lies that came out of the Israeli state were unbelievable, they said that this was their land and the Palestinians do not live there. The British government sent troops to Palestine to keep the Jews away, and they Jews know they cannot beat the British groups by military tactics. They must resort to a new type of attack, urban terrorism. Jewish terrorism was born. The Irgun Zvei Leumi was one of the many Jewish terrorist groups that were underground and that operated against British law during the British Mandate ... ... middle of paper ... ...n was sent in to protect the Jews that were in the wrong.
How would you feel if one of the largest countries in the nation was funding a country that is systematically destroying all the aspects of your life, including your cultural/ancestral roots? You might be thinking “Surely this could never happen” but, you would be wrong in fact, that is exactly going right now with the United States and Israel. In the article, Stinemetz talks about her recent visit to Palestine, a nation that is currently being attacked by Israel’s armies. This is due largely in part to desires by the Israeli government to have Palestinian citizens comply with their laws which are violating the Palestinian’s human rights, rights that every single human deserves. Stinemetz reasons that the Israeli’s are understandably letting fear of brutal treatment of European Jewish people influence their laws but, that they have also gone too far in trying to protect themselves.
Part I: Palestinian/ Israeli Conflict History Jews and Arabs had mutual tolerance for each other until Theodor Herzl started the modern Zionism movement ("History 10 Handout" page 1-5). Zionism is the belief that Jews should have their own homeland, and in 1917 the British decided to back Zionism with The Balfour Declaration (Mattar et al. 380-382). After the Balfour Declaration the Jewish people started massive immigration to Palestine and the Arabs living in Palestine strongly objected to this Jewish immigration. A big part of why the British decided to back the Jews were that all the Jewish people had to suffer through the years of terror that the Holocaust brought.
Efforts were made to send survivors to liberated western European states, but Zionist actions sabotaged these efforts which led to a substantial increase in immigration to their biblical homeland of Palestine (ifamericansknew.org). The Zionist movement, established in 1897, remained adamant in their right to pursue territorial self-determination and an increase in the colonization of Palestine began. However, since the 7th century, the Arab people have held control of this land (“The Long Way Home”). Currently, the tables have turned as many innocent Palestinians are being forced to endure their own atrocities by the Jewish extremists in the name of power and security. The biblical land of Palestine has a deeply decorated history.