The Arabs however already inhabited the place and so there was a misunderstanding between two races. Generally that is when the conflict began till now. Being that the conflict is not new, some of the issues were solved but unfortunately there are still some current issues. These are; the dispute over ownership of Jerusalem, restoration of Palestinian refugees back to their homelands and security concerns by Israel (Sela 2002). These are the issues which need to be looked at in order to end the conflict as it has had adverse effects even on other nations around the world.
On the surface, it may seem as if the Arab Spring is very bad news for Israel, but perhaps the new leadership in the Middle East could lead to more rational democratic government and longterm peace in the area. Therefore, it is important to look at the situation from multiple lenses as it unfolds every day in order to best predict the long term effects. Before exploring the stipulations, both positive and negative, that the Arab Spring will have on Israel, it is crucial to examine the root causes and main events. Long before the mobs, riots and uprising, there was a deep feeling of discontent within the population of many Arab countries. Severely corrupt governments over the past 3 decades had lead to extremely high unemployment rates and wage gaps between the wealthy and powerful and the dirt poor.
Amazingly, the policy of helping Israel still continues, building settlements on what everyone knew was Palestinian land and selling weapons to Israel. We should not have interfered by helping Israel and for so long. It is hard to sit aside and be a spectator during a war, but when it involves religion, I would stay out. Religious wars are fought with a deep vengeance. It would not be the first time that America has tried to stay out of a war, we have done so in more atrocious wars like the genocide put on by the Nazis.
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The thesis of this article is an examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and both the things that have prevented it from being resolved as well as potential solutions or measures directed at establishing peace. The Author’s major arguments in this article start with Israel and how they feel that they have a Biblical right to occupy the areas of the West Bank. The author then goes on to discuss how the Palestinians also feel that they have a right to this land as a birthright because they have occupied this land over time as their own. After discussing why both sides feel as if they deserve to call the land in conflict their own he discusses neither side is happy with what is going on. In this section he discusses how the Israelis face three choices, none of which are beneficial in one way or another.
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Once this is achieved a two state solution will be the most effective way to bring peace to the area. The occupation of the West Bank violates political and legal rights, human rights, and illegally forces Palestinians who have lived in the area for hundreds of years from their land. This conflict is at the height of its importance and a solution is of dire need as nuclear issues arise in the Middle East due to the tension between Israel and it’s surrounding neighbors, and the... ... middle of paper ... ... I believe that Israel must abide by international law, and should be stopped when these laws are violated. I believe that the Palestinians must be given their rights.
The Effect of Outside Powers on the Arab-Israeli Conflict The tension in the Middle East is a constant problem; originating from both historical and religious claims to the area. It is strengthened, as both parties have convinced themselves that they are right, and are victims of the other side. Furthermore, it has been fuelled by the involvement of the Western powers, as well as the stubbornness of the Middle Eastern powers, not wanting to go the peace talks with the political incentive to resolve the problems at hand. As the Middle East is valuable for oil, and trading access (such as the Suez Canal), outside powers only seem to have their own interests at heart; since they are so dependant on these factors. A significant involvement, with the superpowers in 1948, is seen in the American recognition of the new state of Israel.
Israel-Palestine Conflict: Achieving a Two-State Solution This paper will investigate the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and seek to find the most effective way of solving this conflict. Although these groups have religious difference, it is not the main source of the conflict. The conflict between Israel and Palestine is over land this conflict is less than a century old, as the years past the conflict has only become more complicated and more hostile. A two state solution would be the best way to achieve freedom for the Palestinian people and ensure that each country would have its own state. This conflict of land ownership between The Palestinians and The Jews started with the collapsing of the Ottoman Empire and the many conflicting deals and agreements that the western power made with the Israelis and the Arab people.