Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Topics: Israel, Palestinian people, Jordan, Palestine, Oslo Accords, Zionism / Pages: 11 (2633 words) / Published: Nov 3rd, 2013
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is amongst the longest and most suffering in history. This is not a one sided issue, it is a conflict that stems from both sides. It has made refugees of a large number of Palestinians, which is also one of the key issues in achieving a lasting peace between Palestinians and the state of Israel. In order to discuss the current Israeli-Palestinian crisis it is important to first understand how this problem arose. The main focus of the problem is found in both sides claiming to have rights to the same small area of land. From that claim, further problems have since risen, such as the refugee crisis, terrorist acts, and the arguments over the outcome of the holy city of Jerusalem. With both sides refusing to compromise, and terrorist extremists within each group. With both sides committing morally questionable acts against one another, it continues to further complicate the peace process. Unless we can achieve a resolution that satisfies both sides, peace between the two states may never be reached. A two state solution is the best and most reasonable solution in this situation.
To set the context the state of Israel was created in 1947 under the consensus of the newly assembled Unite Nations. This agreement was to offer the Jewish victims of World War Two a right to a homeland state. There were no disagreements among the council for the right to statehood for the Jewish people. Everything was considered accept the fact that the state of ‘Israel’ was already inhabited and already established as Palestine. Immediately after Israel’s creation, over 700,000 Palestinians became refugees by being violently removed from their own land.(Middle East Refuge Archive) Thousands of homes were destroyed, thousands of families were displaced, separated and even more were murdered under the pretext that the victims of eastern Europe deserve a homeland and will act on it in self-defense; which makes little sense. Palestinians had their home

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