Essay on The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Outside Influence on It

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Outside Influence on It The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict has always been an international one. It has never been simply a local problem. Foreign powers have been involved since 1914, and, since 1973, the whole world has been affected by the rise in oil prices, which are a consequence of the Yom Kippur War. The first sign of trouble between the two religious groups came just after the First World War when tension between the two groups grew when some Jews migrated to Palestine. In 1921 there were violent clashes between the Jews and the Arabs this was caused by the influx of Jewish immigrants. All the while from 1933 to 1948 many Jews fled persecution in…show more content…
In 1956 the Suez crisis involved two of Europe's major powers France and Britain who were at war with Egypt over the Suez Canal and Israel joined with the British and French, however the worlds leading power the USA opposed the war and the Soviet Union threatened military action upon the three countries if they didn't pull out of the war. Again after the intervention and action taken by the British and French it was left to the UN to pick up the pieces and resolve the hatred caused by this war between Israel and Egypt. I believe that Britain and France should not have allowed Israel to join in the war because the gulf between Jews and Arabs was widening daily. So to be aware of this fact it wasn't surprising that the Egyptians and the Jews were at war again. In 1967 there was the infamous six-day war between Israel and Egypt, the Jews defeated the Egyptians in the June of 1967. The UN was called upon again and they passed Resolution 242 to try to solve the rising hatred felt between the Arabs and the Jews. I believe the Middle Eastern countries were becoming too reliant on foreign intervention to solve problems that they caused or they were apart of it. So great was the hatred between Arabs and
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