Causes Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict In The Middle East

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Introduction The Arab-Israeli conflicts in the Middle East have been an on-going issue since the establishment of Israel in 1948. The primary cause of the fighting between Arab-Israeli is the rejection of Israel exists in the Middle East. The first known outburst of Arab-Israeli conflict occurred in 1948. The United Nations stepped in to ensure peace in the Middle East, but that peace ended in 1967 when Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian President, instigated another war, with the intent to annihilate Israel. He successfully formed an alliance with all Arab countries to include Jordan and Syria, leaving Israel’s military vastly outnumbered. Abdel Nasser blocked off the Straits of Tiran in May 1967, cutting off Israel’s international trades…show more content…
He coordinated ground attacks with air strikes at Sinai Peninsula, defeating Egypt’s divisions, and conquered Sinai on June 6th. General Rabin ordered Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to engage the Jordanian forces at West Bank on June 5th. Jordan was defeated, and Israel gained West Bank on June 6th. Following that Battle, IDF seized Jerusalem on June 8th. The final battle was against the Syrian force at Golan Heights on June 9th and 10th. Before mobilizing ground units in Golan Heights, IAF executed a two-hour air strike (Dunstan & Dennis 2009), Israel conquered Golan Heights in two days followed by the end of the Six-Day War on June 10th, 1967. The Mission Command Principle Analysis of Yitzhak Rabin during the Six-Day War During these battles, there are clear examples of General Rabin successfully building cohesive teams through mutual trust. Before the war, Rabin had no other option but to plan a deliberate attack against Egypt and his allies. He ensured that all his staff was present and contributed to the plan. According to Dayan, “Before fighting began, Israel’s General Staff sat down to plan the coming battle. Armed sentries blocked the entrance to the army headquarters. The noise of radios is incessantly pour out information, lights burning day and night” (Dayan, 1968). During the planning, Rabin was open-minded to his Staffs input, and it was the foundation of a trustworthy relationship between Rabin and his
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