The Conflict Between Israel And Palestine

968 Words Dec 1st, 2014 4 Pages
Although the conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for decades and decades, tensions appear to be growing once again due to Israel’s plan of building at least 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem. Since East Jerusalem has been chosen to be the capital of Palestine, housing Israelis in the eastern part would certainly threaten the viability of the future Palestinian State (Fox News). Seeing that this new conflict has the potential for escalation, Jordan immediately called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting that was held on October 29, 2014 in order to address this issue as well as the ongoing conflict between these two states that appear to have no end in sight. As was mentioned before, the conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going for quite some time now. However, much of the recent tensions we see today are due to the declaration of Israel as a state in 1948. After the horrific actions committed against the Jews in the World War II Holocaust, the push for international Jewish recognition began to strongly take place, along with the the Zionist movement, which eventually led to the establishment of Israel as the homeland of the Jews (BBC news). In other words, this meant diving the region, along with the holy city of Jerusalem, into an Arab and Jewish region. Once this took place, however, the neighboring Arab nations, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, rejected this idea and immediately invaded Israel…
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