After Britain backed down with angry Jews, the UN stepped in to attempt to control the situation with a compromise. They introduced a Palestine partition to keep peace. In my opinion this was a very naive action because previous events had shown that many Arabs and Israelis had an 'all or nothing' view on the conflict and were not willing to compromise. Predictably, the division didn't work because the Jews provocatively called their part of the division Israel. Because of this the Arabs attacked but were defeated and the Jews ended up gaining more land and many Palestinian refugees.
The attacks on the World Trade Center leads back to many problems with our foreign relations. Our foreign relations policies have been recently getting a lot of countries angry and frustrated, the major problem being that we interfered with Palestinian and Israeli conflicts by offering war support to Israel. Aiding one side or another is a very tricky business, especially when it involves a religious war. We should have just offered support to try bringing the two countries to peace, not military support. Amazingly, the policy of helping Israel still continues, building settlements on what everyone knew was Palestinian land and selling weapons to Israel.
Each group denied the existence over the other and so ensued the struggle over controlling the same territory. Although the Arab-Israeli Wars brought drastic changes to the Arab nations by dispelling the idea of Arab unity, it had the most significant effect on Israel , because it turned Israel into a powerful nation and a force to be reckoned with by the surrounding Arab nations in the Middle East. Before the war of 1967, Israel was a small territory surrounded by members of the Arab League who backed the destroyed country of Palestine. These Arab nations did not recognize Israel as a nation in the Middle East , because they did not believe that Zionism could be used as nationalist movement . They saw the Zionists as Europeans and members of the Western world who were not Arab and did not have attachment to the territory.
As time went on, Arafat's actions began to contradict his early good intentions as he set up Al-Fatah, a guerrilla movement that set up guerrilla cells to launch attacks into Israel. This already made him look like more of a terrorist than a freedom-fighter. In 1968 Arafat lost a war, his second major defeat after a battle lost in 1948. Despite this set-back in Arafat's campaign, he gained many new supporters who believed in what he was doing. Later that year he was assigned the position of leader of the PLO, the 'umbrella' for the organisation of the main guerrilla movements.
Diplomats and other government officials have been trying to distribute the land of Israel in a way that would please both sides with no success. However I believe there is a solution that satisfy both parties. The UN has tried to divide Israel in effort to make peace between the two conflicted nations but the Palestinians rejected. After so many “no’s” by the Arabs, You'd think the UN would try a different approach or a different Location that would be more suitable. So I began to think that no matter how the UN divided Israel, the Arabs would never accept it and did some research on more suitable locations for the Jewish population that already exist today, relocating the Jews and restoring the Palestinians their original homeland.
Six-Day War The Six-Day War took place in June 1967. It took place all because of hostilities between the Arab nations, and the Jews had already been at a high point. The Arab nations refused to accept the fact that Israel could be a Jewish state, and so, President Nasser of Egypt called for the destruction of Israel. At first, there were just attacks on civilians once and a while, but the attacks became more and more ferocious, until it came to Israeli villages being heavily shelled by Syrian troops from Golan Heights. Such an act was an act of war, but what they did not know was that Israel would react with full force.
Since coming to power Hamas had openly advocated for attacks against Israel. In 2007 Hamas’s influence spread to the Gaza Strip, that same year Israel implemented a blockade that crippled Gaza’s economic activity which raised ethical and moral political questions in the international community. In early 2008, after many mortars and rockets were fired across the border into Israel, the air force and defense forces retaliate taking the lives of many Palestinian civilians and militants. Israeli defense officials viewed these attacks as Hamas breaking the P... ... middle of paper ... ...onflict have been addressed legally, although they have not been respected by either side which hinders the legitimacy of international authority. A major problem that I have observed is the inability of the United Nations Security Council to ascribe certainty to all laws broken and provide punishment to both sides.
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.
To conclude, throughout the five wars beginning with the War of Independence and ending with the Yom Kippur War the Arab nations generally felt hostile in their position towards Israel. Though Egypt at certain times tried making peace with Israel between these times, those efforts did not work out. Israel gained a lot of land from the Arab nations after the Six Day War and planned to use this land as leverage in a deal for peace. However, peace was not made with any of the Arab countries until 1979 when Egypt changed their position of hostility towards Israel and agreed to peace in exchange for the Sinai territory. Jordan would also eventually sign a peace treaty with Israel.
The United Nations came up with Partition Plan for Palestine, but it was rejected. Therefore, instead of having their own country the Arabs fled to neighboring Arab countries to avoid the crossfire of impending war. Arabs were thrown out of their homes by the Haganah (pre-state army), and placed