Palestine vs Israel

Topics: Israel, Jordan, West Bank Pages: 5 (1483 words) Published: December 15, 2013


Israel
Vs.
Palestine

Contents page

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………Page Background……………………………………………………………………………………Page Causes & Which groups are affectted……………………………………Page Event………………………………………………………………………………………………Page Immediate consequences……………………………………………………………Page Long term effects………………………………………………………………………Page Possible solution…………………………………………………………………………...Page Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………Page

Introduction
The subject of this project is about one of the most important events that changed the world between 1900 and 1999. Israel versus Palestine is one of the longest conflicts between two countries during history. The main reason I want to know and talk about this event is because I have been obsessed with this subject since a couple of years. This is because I used to live in the Middle East, specifically in Saudi Arabia. There I used to have friends from Palestine. Also I have been interested about this subject because some of my friends from Palestine told me that they had to leave Palestine because it was not safe. I knew I was going to talk about something that happened in the Middle East since the beginning. I had many options such as the discovery of petroleum in Saudi Arabia or Iran, the Arab League, etc. but I knew Israel vs Palestine would be a more interesting subject since I want to dedicate this project to my Palestinians friends. In this project I will explain why these two wonderful countries with amazing histories are in war and which groups were or are affected. I will also talk about immediate consequences and why this conflict is still going on. Many people have talked about solutions, but I think most of them are useless, except one, which is known as the "One-State Solution”. In this solution Jews and Arabs would be sharing one state, with all inhabitants having the same rights. The only problem is that this would be unacceptable to the Jewish community.

Background
Israel versus Palestine is a conflict between the Jewish and the Arabs of the Middle East that started in 1948 and it is not over yet. This war started when the United Nations (UN) decided to divide this land, which was Palestine, into two states: Palestine for the Arabs and Israel for the Jews. Israel accepted this plan, but the Arabs did not because Palestine was their country and they did not want the Jews to invade it. This conflict is happening because Great Britain wanted to help the Jews to create a new nation for them. On 14 May, 1948 the British left Palestine and Israel declared its independence. At first, Arab armies from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq attacked the new state but Israel fought and won, this is known as the first war between Israel and the Arab countries. Israel also expanded its territory and occupied more land than the UN gave it. Palestine has been the land of the Arabs for many years, specifically since the seventh century, which is over 1200 years, but things changed when the Jews started buying land and building up what is called the Jewish community. This land bought by the Jews could never be sold back to the Arabs, which is a situation that is still happening in the present. In 1946, Palestine was mostly Arab (95% - 92%), except some land that was bought by the Jews (5% - 8%), but because of the UN participation in 1948, Palestine was divided into two: 55% for Israel and 45% for Palestine. Later on, Israel started attacking and invading Palestine and some small parts of countries such as Egypt or Syria

Causes & Which groups are affected
There are many reasons causes for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One of the reasons is that the Jews consider the land of Israel/Palestine to be the land that God promised the Jewish, but Arabs consider the land of Israel/Palestine to be the land that God (Prophet Mohammed) promised the Arabs. Also one of the cities, which is Jerusalem, contains famous religious and...

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