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The paper demonstrates how the Arab-Israeli conflict started before the 1948 creation of the modern state of Israel. The paper provides the background of Zionist ideology, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Balfour Declaration, the Hebron Massacre, the British restrictions on immigration and the impact of World War Two. The paper discusses the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) proposal for a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict that was ignored. The paper chronicles the War of Independence and the Six Day War and contends that the only reasonable way to end the conflict is to create a Palestinian State. The paper believes that Israel must be willing to surrender some of its territories, and anti-Israeli terrorist organizations must be squelched systematically.
From the Paper:"The genesis of the Arab-Israeli conflict predated the 1948 creation of the modern state of Israel. Ottoman colonialism had scarred the Middle East for centuries. During World War One, French and especially British intervention in the region exacerbated an already heated conflict between Arabs and Jews in Palestinian region. The political trend toward nationalism also encouraged the Zionist ideology.
"Zionism began as a loosely organized grassroots movement in Europe during the late nineteenth century that encouraged Jews in Diaspora to claim a homeland territory in Palestine. Zionism was not a universal theme among Jews, and in fact many Jews living in Palestine and abroad opposed the creation of a modern Israeli nation-state (Beinin & Hajjar). The primary impetus of Zionism was to create a political nation-state with distinct geographic boundaries in Palestine. The new nation would encompass ancient Jewish territories including those regions and cities held sacred by both Muslims and Jews."
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- Beinin, J. & Hajjar, L. "Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer." Retrieved Dec 15, 2008 from http://www.merip.org/palestine-israel_primer/intro-pal-isr-primer.html
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Cite this Persuasive Essay:
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (2010, October 28) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/the-arab-israeli-conflict-145214/
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