The Middle East Conflict

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The Middle east Conflict is a conflict between Israel and arab neighboring countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the state of Palestine. It’s history goes back all the way before WW1 to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with wars continuing on and off steadily since 1930’s. It is a complicated conflict as there is Political, territorial and religious factored into the conflict. Some of the documentaries I watched were quite biased towards the Arabs and Palestinians one in particular was the documentary “Occupation 101”. It express how the Palestinians ruled the land and the jewish people immigrated in and took over their land. This is not a very accurate statement. Additionally, the film did not explain that this was all happening around the time the Nazi’s had taken power in Germany. Hitlers rise to power forced many Jews into Palestine, in order to escape concentration camps and death. They were looking for a place where they could start over and be safe. Once Britain realized that this was going to be a bigger problem than they had expected they turned to the United Nations for help. The UN divide Palestine in two giving the jewish people their own land as well as the Arabs. The Arabs had every right to be upset because they suddenly had to divide their land. However, they believed that this was Israel’s fault when in fact this was caused by the nazi party and the holocaust. I thought the two documentaries of Ross Kemp In Gaza and Israel were informative because we got to see what each side thought of the conflict. Both Israel and Palestine are going through hardships and constant war doesn’t helping anyone. It puts stress on the economy, health of the civilians and damages to cities. Both sides liv... ... middle of paper ... ...hless” why would they accept them? Especially when the arabs would not accept and jews into their country. Israel is still responsible for the death of thousands of innocent Arab civilians, something I don’t agree with. However, if other countries have made serious threats that one day they will try to eliminate their country you have to take that seriously and can’t just sit back and let other countries attack your country without retaliating. The middle east conflict has many aspects to it and is quite a complicated argument. However, steps have been made to reduce violence such as treaties being signed between Israel and Egypt as well as Jordan. Although this is a step in the right direction the Middle east conflict in my opinion is far from being resolved. As long as the Hamas is ruling Palestine I can’t see any peace being made between the two sides.

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