The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been an ongoing problem for more than a century and its roots lie deep in the culture and heritage of both peoples. This conflict arose from the dissonance between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, both of which were historical narratives derived from a feeling of persecution and nationalism. Zionism was an Israeli reaction to European anti-Semitism during the late nineteenth century that then blossomed into the desire to have a physical homeland. Palestinian nationalism was very much the same, although it did not become widespread until the time between World War I and II . These origins are intrinsically linked, for the common homeland that both groups of people sought was the same area of land right next to the Sinai Peninsula. Once Israel was first recognized as a state in the spring of 1948, and was granted by the United Nations a portion of the land where Palestinians currently...
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