Realism is the viewpoint of individuals as primarily fearful, selfish and power seeking, (Mingst 1947). From the realist point of view, power is based on aggressiveness of the state to impose fear into other nations and the attainment of power of arms. This supports the paradoxical idea that most countries revert to war as a main method to create peace and security. Based on this supporting argument, Israel and Palestine both went to war as a movement toward peace, security, and authority.
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