Pre-Ap World Geography Ms.Ness
May 17, 2013
Research Paper: Arab-Israeli Conflicts
There are many sides to the Arab- Israeli Conflict; each convinced that they are completely right. Blinded by opinions that were filled in their head when they were young. And for several years a continuous feud has grown between these two countries for many different reasons. Religious differences, land boundaries, and sacred lands have sparked many wars and multiple riots. When searching for information about the conflicts a problem arose a numerous amount of times. There was many biased information regarding these conflicts so discovering entirely true facts was an issue. So as writers we focused ourselves to make sure the information was true and not lenient to either side so you as a reader can fully understand the conflict. The Arab-Israeli conflict is named after the political conflict and wars between the Arab league and Israel. The start of these conflicts began when Zionism and Arab nationalism grew. The Jewish people were in control of their land of Palestine until in the late 1800s a group in Europe decided to colonize this land. Known as Zionists, they represented an extremist minority of the Jewish population. Their goal was to create a Jewish homeland. At first, this immigration created no problems. However, as more and more Zionists immigrated to Palestine – many with the express wish of taking over the land for a Jewish state – the people became increasingly alarmed. Eventually, fighting broke out and many wars began to start. Hitler's rise to power, combined with Zionist activities to sabotage efforts to place Jewish refugees in western countries, led to increased Jewish immigration to Palestine, and conflict grew. The wars that have resulted in these conflicts are the 1948 War of Independence, 1956 Sinai War, 1967 Six Day War, and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Each with his own significance has keep the battle going today in these areas. Many people live their lives with the thought that they might die by a gunshot or bombing. Many of these wars have resulted in deaths of millions of Arabs and Jews. These lands have tried to come to peace but it never seems to work out.