An Analysis of the Interactive Violence of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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For the last sixty years, the Palestinians and Israelis have been involved in a nearly non-stop game of tag, except this form of tag involves suicide bombers, Qassam rockets, hell fire missiles and tanks. This paper will examine how public opinion has affected the intricacies of this game of tag and attempt to prove that no matter who leads the Israeli government, the response to Palestinian aggression has always been violence in one degree or another. There are only two major Israeli political parties that have ever been able to garner enough votes in the Knesset to either have enough to have a super majority or to be the main player in a coalition. The Jewish Labor party was formed in 1968 when the leftist groups, the Mapai, Adhut …show more content…
Under the Labor Party, the Oslo Accord Declaration of Principle on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Cairo Agreement on Palestinian Self-Rule in Gaza and Jericho, and Oslo II were signed, which were two landmark agreements in which Israel and the PLO recognized each side’s right to exist and not to do anything that would lead to aggression or violence. (However, because of domestic politics, both sides have continued to engage in violence.) In letters from Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, they recognize each other and their right to exist. Within the agreed minutes to the Principles on Self-Government, they promise not to do anything that would cause violence. This is also repeated in the Cairo Agreement. Specifically, this is listed in Article XII of the Cairo Agreement, which states that “Israel and the Palestinian Authority shall seek to foster mutual understanding and tolerance and shall accordingly abstain from incitement, including hostile propaganda, against each other.” The Labor Party is in favor of dismantling illegal outposts. Amir Peretz told the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz on December 27, 2005 that “The outposts (settlements built without formal permission by the Israeli government) are damaging Israel’s image as a lawful state. While Sharon continues funneling resources to the outposts he ignores the periphery towns, the Negev and the Galiee.” The Labor Party also is in favor of freezing
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