Michael Kyriacou Psychology 102 Professor Silverstein 3/06/2015 Social Psychology Paper #1 Israel Vs Palestine Conflict The Middle East hosted many conflicts over the past century but the Israel and Palestine conflict has become one of the biggest. Following independence from Great Britain in 1947, Arabic and Israeli people were both promised an independent states. Unfortunately, after breaking up Palestine into borders, Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting ever since. Now that Israel owns a majority of Palestine, Palestinians have been kicked out with no place to go. As Palestinians fight back for a chance to get their territory back, Israel’s use of superior military force takes down Palestinian forces with ease. The latest incident involved the killing of three Israeli teenagers by the Hamas, an Islamic militant group, that have done a majority of the fighting with the Israeli military. Israel have responded by using airstrikes in Gaza, where the killing took place. Some Psychological terms that lead to this conflict are actor observer’s difference, conformity, and mirror image perception.
Chapter three of Eyal Press’ Beautiful Souls follows Avner Wishnitzer, an Israeli combat soldier serving in the occupied territories during the Second Intifada. In the 6-Day War of 1967, Israel captured the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and has since kept the land under an Israeli military occupation. In
A Long Way Gone Formal Essay When most people of think of war, they generally think of the glorified aspects. Love and violence. Or perhaps their minds are drawn to an image of a soldier’s homecoming: A father embracing his son, crying tears of joy, all while the solider relays his experiences of the war among celebratory decorations. He is now considered a hero. But what difficulties has he faced to get there? This is the side of war that many of us don’t recognize. In the memoir, A Long Way Gone, author and protagonist, Ishmael Beah, experiences civil war and its effects first hand when he is forced into becoming a child soldier in the poor third world country of Sierra Leone. As the novel progresses, Ishmael becomes increasingly addicted to drugs,
“All of my family is happy and out of harm's way. They are living in Israel.” I didn’t know where this magical place called Israel was where people were happy, but I prayed there were safe and away from the war.
On November 20th, Daniel Eisenberg was driving home when he was stopped by a British officer and re-routed for the fourth time that day. “I would have prefered to know before hand the alternate route,” said the infuriated Eisenberg. The officers were setting up camp in the center of town
In my first year of high school, I was assignment a reading of the book Burned Alive by Souad for my AP human geography class. This book is written by a Palestinian woman who survived an attempted honor killing as a pregnant teenager. Despite controversy around the book’s authenticity, it had an impact on my naïve mind, and it brought global conditions to my attention.
Israel Blocks and Closed the Border Gate in Nablus. Nablus-SP- Friday afternoon (23/9) Israel shut down and blocked suddenly the entire border that leads to the city of Nablus. This action was carried out after Israel surrounded Kafr Qalil village, east of Nablus city and arrested five civilians there. Those arrested were
While getting ready to start picking, the family is interrupted by the Israeli settlers from the other hillside. “‘What are you doing here?’ one of them [Israeli settlers] shouted … ‘Drop your weapons and get out.’ … he heard his father call back, … ‘We come only to pick our olives.’ … ‘Your olives? ... You won’t ever pick olives here again. You want to get shot? No? Then get out now.’ … ‘This place,’ he [Abu Feisal] called out bravely, ‘it is ours. ...’ The only answer was a bullet …” (Laird 54, 55). Karim despises the Israelis for all that they have done to Palestinians - for trying to destroy them. (Laird 64) He hates feeling like a prisoner even outside his home, like the occupation has made a prison out of his country and everyone in it, its prisoners. Stuck outside in the second curfew in an old car, Karim seeks consolation from the Aziza and her kittens. Aziza saved him by coming out when the brick fell from under Karim’s feet, but much to his dismay, she goes over to the soldiers asking for food. To Karim’s surprise, the soldiers relax and play with after giving her something to eat - the soldier even starts acting much more like a ‘human’. (Laird 63) “Then he [Israeli soldier] looked up, his face under its steel helmet alive with laughter, his teeth showing white against his tanned skin. Karim drew in a sharp breath. For a moment, for a split second, the hated soldier, in his invader’s uniform, had looked just like Jamal.” (Laird 178). He hated the fact that he imagined the soldier being just like Jamal, who maybe is an older brother, a son. Observing the soldier playing with Aziza, Karim remembered his great uncle’s words that these hated soldiers are also human, they have a family just like Karim’s. (Lair 63,
The Arabians and the Jews have not been in good terms leading up to this war. A combined forced of Egypt, Jordan and Syria invaded Palestine taking over the Arabs and some of the jewish towns. The aftermath of this war was Arabians lost their land and no state was created for them, while the Jewish state gained about 60% more land that previously belonged to the Arabians. “As many as 750,000 Palestine Arabs had fled from their villages and cities in the new Jewish state or have been expelled by Jewish forces, becoming refugees.” (Gershom 11) This war was the start up war that lead to the Six Day War and had very significant changes that came with it. For example Egypt claimed the Gaza Strip, forcing many civilians to flee due to the Gaza Strip being controlled by Egypt. This also starts conflict with Egypt and the Israeli State's leading up to the Six Day
Their life in Spain was too dangerous and the living conditions were terrible for the Jews. The King of Spain was no friend of the Jews and by the year 1492, all the Jews in Spain had to leave or were forced to convert (The Jewish Community of Cairo). Compared to the living conditions in Spain (that if one you did not convert they would be burned alive), Cairo was a magical place. There, the Jews could have religious freedom. Jews could practice their customs, follow their religion without fear and live their lives as Jews. Another reason many Jews came to Cairo was because it had a thriving economy (The Jewish Community of Cairo). The economy in Egypt attracted many new immigrants. Also, since Israel was not a state yet, Jewish people didn’t have many options of where to live. There were many new job opportunities in Cairo for Jews so they could start a new life (Virtual Jewish World: Cairo). Additionally, Cairo was a place for Jews to start a family. The city was good for Jews so they multiplied and started building synagogues. Soon, there was a new sense of community in Cairo. The Jewish community in Cairo was getting bigger and was always accepting of new Jews. Cairo was a great place to live because it was safe, had a good economy, and had a good sense of Jewish community (The Jewish Community of
Israel along with his wives, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and servants, a total of 70 people now known as the “Israelites,” move to and establish themselves in Egypt, in 1875BC. At first, they were welcomed in Egypt and the population of the “Israelites” continue to grow, but later when a new Pharaoh begins his reign of Egypt they become subjected to many years of hardships and enslavement.
Barghouti admits that life was like heaven before the establishment of the occupation.Nevertheless, he mourns the way that the trade has kept Palestinians from usually building up their abilities, their urban areas, their social life. "Occupation keeps you from dealing with your undertakings in your specific manner, it meddles with
In 2005, the Israeli government decided to give up the Gaza Strip, including Gush Katif, in an effort to bring peace to the middle east. They did not take into consideration much of the consequences of their actions. The attempt to create peace by giving Gush Katif to the Palestinians
During the crisis of Hurricane Katrina many survivors experience forces far beyond natural causes, some may call this animosity. In response to the increasingly desperate survivors search for food and water, the government has issued a defacto martial law, with soldiers and police enforcing a “shoot to kill” policy, forcing the entire New Orleans area to descend into chaos. Disturb by this atrocious outcome, Egger describes these actions as “a legacy of the war on terror, has the mentality that an overwhelming military response was the solution to a humanitarian crisis” (Egger 125) as he shines light on the inhumane behavior of the United States government. Research shows that many government officials and contractors had been sent into New Orleans to re-establish order, and help evacuate survivors, but for most survivors that was not the case. As stated by Eggers, long time Muslim New Orleans resident Zeitoun, was forced out his home by government officials with guns and was threatened to be shot even after he showed his I.D. confirming he is a United States Citizen and a New Orleans resident. Egger gives us a brief taste of government animosity, as Zeitoun arrived on dry land, and was immediately handcuffed and thrown in a white van. As seen in the evidence above, we begin to see the transition Egger is making to expose his point of view that this is no different from a typical Katrina
Israeli governments have supported settlers in various ways, including providing them land, cheap mortgages, tax reductions, grants, subsidies and employment and deplying IDF to guard settlements. In per capita terms, the government has invested more in the settlements than in Israel propers. In the 1990s for example, 5.3 m of road per person were paved in Israel proper. compared with 17.2 m in the territories.