The Palestinian Question? 3

It can be said that from the outset the link between European colonialism in the middle east and the Palestine question, is as strong as the link which exists between the Holy Quran and Muslims, and Jews and the Torah. The reason this statement is accurate is, because the British occupation of Palestine, from 1917 to 1947, was a direct cause of the Palestine question. The purpose of the mandate was to make the mandated nation capable of self-rule by its inhabitants, which in the case of Palestine, was Arab-Palestinians by majority. Instead the British administration in Palestine took Britain’s self-interests into their hands and prioritized the needs of Britain over the needs of the local people. This deprived the Palestinians of self-determination and instead made them another British colony, which led to an sArab revolt. Due to the recent turn of events, the problem is impossible to ignore.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is a dangerous and volatile situation that has attracted American attention for some decades. The conflict is a sensitive subject that produce strong emotions in people. This conflict deals with Jewish nationalism, distribution of resources, and politics.

One may argue what the problem with Israeli occupation in the West Bank? International law states that an occupying country may not transfer parts of its population into the land it occupies; yet there are over half a million Israelis living beyond Israel’s internationally recognized sovereign boundary. Many who moved there did so as a result of massive government investment and financial incentives. Why has the world not done more about it? What else needs to happen for us to realize that impact of the atrocities? How bias is the news media? Can the two state actually be a viable solution after all that happened last week? The passing of the law changes the entire situation and with the semi approval of United States, what is going to stop Israel now? Yet we are all sitting here wondering but not doing anything about it. The presence of the settlements has resulted in two separate and highly discriminatory legal systems in the same territory.

Nationalism is one of the mains sources of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The conflict has gone on for many years. There is a lot of religious history behind the problems they have had and the Middle East has been affected politically, economically, and socially by these conflicts. Many peace agreements have been signed to solve these conflicts, however the tensions between the two are too great to stop. Is there a solution?

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