Middle East

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Imagine living in a nation were the government wasn't on your side. Everything that the government did was in there best interest without any consideration of the people. Imagine that your government was in a conflict with another government and this government had the power to say if you were getting food eat and water to drink. Imagine that in this so called nation the kids instead or going to school would rather throw rocks at members of the other nation instead of going to school. Imagine that one day that that kid that was throwing rocks might one day strap a bomb to himself and go and try to blow people up because he thinks it is the right thing to do. This is actually happing in the middle east. These so called nations are Israel and the Palestine state that is not yet a nation. In the middle east this is everyday life and all they know is that there government doesn't care for them so they continue to fight for a cause that will never be settled because their government doesn't want to come to an agreement. The United States is for peace and freedom for all people but they aren't doing enough to help out the middle east. The United States must take action to settle the conflict in the middle east to preserve life for the people and save the holy land.

Before you can solve the problem in the middle east you have to understand how they became what they are today. It all started at the end of World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The southern portion of their empire was left to the British which they called "Palestine." The Jews stated to again migrate to the area and rid it of swamps and malaria, "they did not rid the land of the few Arabs that were there though(United)." For this reason many Arabs also migrated in to this area for a better quality of life. ""In 1923 Winston Churchill claimed he created, "in an afternoon," Trans-Jordan which separated Palestine into two parts(Kifner)." The new area east of the Jordan river was an Arab nation and called Trans-Jordan, meaning across the Jordan river, which today is known as Jordan. The land that lies west of the Jordan River remains Palestine, "which will soon be called Israel and imaginary Jewish land that is made reality(Bard 22)." The Arabs that live in the new Trans-Jordan wanted to take over the remaining part of Palestine. Trained by the British the Arabs invaded Palestine and tried to over-throw the Jews. It was obvious now to the Jews that they must fight the Arabs and keep out the British(United). After the Jews formed an army and began fighting the British stopped backing the Arabs and the issue was left up to the UN. The UN created the Partition Plan also know as Resolution 181. In this plan 25 percent of the Palestine Jewish state was offered to the Jews and the rest was going to be an Arab state. The Jews accepted this offer but the Arabs turned it down because they wanted it all(United). Since there wasn't a settlement here there would be another war. This time when the Arabs attacked the other Arab countries, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan joined in on the attack. This battle broke out in 1967 and was know as the Six Day War because it only lasted six days. This war backfired on the Arab nations at the end of the war the Jewish Palestine state, now called Israel, was victorious and took over the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and The Sinai Peninsula. The Gaza Strip and West Bank are Arab states and the Sinai Peninsula was part of Egypt.

Unfortunately, Israel was now an "occupier" of 850,000 Palestinian Arabs from
both West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These Arabs would refer to themselves asrefugees from the previous war of 1967. . . , Israel is responsible for bringing about
some of their own problems. The Arabs were packed and ready to leave when Israel
persuaded them to stay (United).
The United States finally get involved to come up with a peace agreement. On September 17, 1978, President Jimmy Carter invited...
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