The Israeli and Palestinian Conflict

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The Israeli and Palestinian conflict has been an unwavering conflict that has plagued the world for longer than any can remember. I, myself am hopelessly torn on whether I am Pro-Palestine, or Pro-Israel. I find it difficult to make an informed and unbiased decision on the conflict with the two conflicting stories being relayed by the pro-Israel documentary as well as by the Pro-Palestine documentary. I feel as though it would be impossible for me to make a decision on the issue unless I was able to see for myself. I see both sides of the issue, and I sympathize with both sides on different points. The two documentaries that were shown were very different, telling conflicting stories, and representing the conflict differently which led me to formulate an unclear opinion. The first documentary: Democracy’s Outpost the Case for Israel, seemed a very biased documentary in favor of Israel. It didn’t have actual evidence of their point of view, rather stated their opinions without any evidence to support it. The documentary in support of Palestine, seemed to have more evidence of the view points it was supporting.The people that are in favor of Israel claim that Israel has given Palestine their chance to have an independent state multiple times. Dershowitz, the main voice of the documentary, claims that Palestine had been given a chance to have their own independent state multiple times. In 1938 they were offered about 80% of what is now Israel, and the people of Israel only

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