A widely spoken about topic in America is “Isms,” they can be described as ways to discriminate practices, cultures, and groups of people; moreover, there are lsists upon lists of “isms” in today’s society being used to discriminate. Significant oppressions in today’s society are racism and transphobia, and a similar case would be the discrimination of Jews. Represented as anti-Semitism, this can be defined as, “Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group”(“Anti-Semitism”).
Since 1967 the borders between Palestine and Israel have been unfair. The Israeli people have taken a majority of the Palestinians land. This had caused conflict between these two territories for years. The Israel and Palestine conflict has been going on for many decades and nothing seems to be able to solve this issue. All because the Israeli government is very stubborn. They are not willing to make a compromise in this situation. The main issues between the Palestinians and the Israelites are; Israel has been unfair to the Palestinians and have taken the land which used to be their own. Not only has Israel created unfair boundaries but, they are also reluctant to let outsiders into Jerusalem. A place that is not only religiously important to the Jews but also to the Arabs. And above all of that Palestinian people feel as if they have to live in fear from the Israeli people. Israel militia has shot at mothers and children. These problems are still prevalent today; if we can solve the unfair borders, Jerusalem, and security we could have a safer Middle East.
In order to understand the complexity of the problem as a whole, we must first understand what role each character plays. Friedman makes sure we understand where each character is coming from and what his or her ideology is toward the situation in the Middle East. Friedman’s biographical assessments of different leaders such as Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon give us a better perceptive of the main underlying reasons for the struggle. Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, had a very distinctive appeal about him. While he was neither physically attractive nor dashing in anyway, he had an appeal to the Palestinians that was not typical with everyday statesmen. Arafat can credit his political success to his great accomplishment and that is guiding the Palestinians “out of the deserts of obscurity into the land of “prime time.”” Arafat was a statesman for the people, he knows what the people are going through and he uses that down-to-earth quality to relate to the Palestinian people and gain their trust and support. On the other hand there is Ariel Sharon, a man that didn’t play with the enemy. The
From the creation of Israel in 1947 to present day, America has supported Israel. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu said, “The United States has given Israel, apart from political and military support, munificent and magnificent assistance in the economic sphere. With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state.” America has help and turned Israel to a very powerful nation. The United States provides 3 billion dollars to the Israeli government each year. However the real number is about 4.3 billions dollars in total foreign aid and America in total has given Israel 140 billion dollars 3 billion dollars of support equals to $500 per year for each individual Israeli. This is
A recent letter to the editor titled “speaking out against Israel cannot be conflated with ‘anti-Semitism’“ showed a lack of knowledge surrounding the movement of Zionism, as well as a misunderstanding of modern anti-Semitism. The author argues a few distinct points, being that supporting Zionism is a way of Jews to suppress the voice from people of color, that Jewish teachings and morality do not support Zionism, and that Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is in the same lines and philosophy of white supremacists and Nazis.
In an ever growing region of hostility and religious warfare, The United States has yet again placed itself in the spotlight of all major talks in the Middle East. The issue now is what are the possible repercussions that will affect us as United States citizens for our government's actions? On the date of December 6th, 2017, President Donald J. Trump gave a proclamation that is to have the U.S. recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and to relocate the United States embassy of Israel to the newly announced location. “The foreign policy of the United States is grounded in principled realism, which begins with an honest acknowledgment of plain facts. With respect to the State of Israel, that requires officially
“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste” (ESV. Isa. 60:12). This is what God said to Israel through a prophet named Isaiah. Many people in this country believe that the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is hurting our relationship with other countries. They believe that Israel is conducting immoral behavior. As a result, they believe that the U.S. should stop supporting Israel. However, there are good reasons for the United States to support Israel. Israel is an ally that is constantly under threat from Arab nations and the United States should be there to help and support Israel when those threats arise. On the other hand, Israel is mistreating Palestinians and is about to become a full-fledged apartheid state; the U.S. should not support such actions (Mearsheimer). Although Israel is on the road to becoming and apartheid state, they
Imagine the Native Americans speak up and say they want to own their ancestral homeland back and that the Americans are not welcome to live there. If you were American, would you sit back and let them take it? Of course you would not let them do that because you would want to defend your family and homeland. This is exactly what happened in Palestine. The Israelis invaded Palestine and kicked out the Palestinians living there when Israel declared independence. The US should support Palestine in their fight for freedom because Israel has been invading Palestine and Palestine needs help to stand up to Israel.
Palestine and Israel have a big fight that should of ended long ago. During the late nineteenth hundreds the standard Zionist began a movement into the promised land known as Palestine to reclaim their ancestral homeland (The Origin of..). After moving into Palestine Zionists started to create an exclusive Jewish state, however the Arab community caught on to the movement and opposed this by not allowing Jewish immigration into Palestine along with not permitting them to buy land. Thus one can see the struggle Palestine and Israel are involved in currently, which has transformed the Promised Land into a place with extreme terrorism and constant bickering between the Jews and Arabs. Now Palestine is fighting for the land that was once
Mahmoud Abbas also known as Abu Mazen was elected president of the Palestinian National Authority in January 2005. Abbas vowed to put an end to terror and to negotiate peace. Based on Israeli withdrawal from all the lands of the West Bank and Gaza, a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem and return of the Palestinian refugees. He has tried to convince Palestinian militant groups to declare a truce and refrain from attacking Israel, while Israel declared that it would refrain from assassinations and hunting down wanted terrorists except in emergencies. The people of Palestine are losing faith with Abbas because he seems to be favor the US and Israel's side for truce. Abbas has declared again and again that he will not use force against armed groups. At the same time, he has insisted that the law will be enforced. That includes Palestinian National Authority not permitting chaos or any independent actions by armed groups. That being said with the terrorist groups all about the Middle East rising up against their governments. This can inspire the Palestinian people to revolt. Peace is wanted from both sides of conflict, but neither seem to give anything to gain the peace
Liverpool - SP - The leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbin invites the world community to protect the rights of the Palestinian people and called on Israel to end occupation. It was submitted in a meeting of solidarity for Palestine held in Liverpool on Tuesday (11/10).
This article is just another poor try to convince that the settlements are bad for Israel. I don't agree with Mr. press's opinion about the American move affect. I think that when the strongest economy in the world supports Israel it may signal to countries that boycotting Israel is not the right decision to make and may influence other countries to do the same. Moreover, I think that boycotting Israel firms that gives services to settlements and settlers is almost impossible to apply. I also think that the wise reader knows that what matter is interests and nothing more when it comes to political action. Therefor I assume that trying to ''force'' Israel with economic tools is not a realistic solution for solving the conflict. States will not
When Israel joined the UN in 1948, they did not agree with the resolution (194) that all Palestinian refugees from the war had the right to return back to their homes and receive compensation for their losses. Israel managed to exclude the UN from the politics of the issue and there was tension amongst Arab states. The US was in full support of Israel as they helped aid advanced planes and missiles. The violations of international laws resulted the UN circle having great anger towards Israel. The UN thus then passed resolutions against Israel, which the US obviously does not support, for various violations of international laws. After the disputes, the State of Israel started to cooperate accordingly and now holds annual meetings, at the United Nations, with other Middle-east states for debates and resolutions. (Bennis, 2001: 1). In terms of peacekeeping, the state of Israel’s mission shows the promotion of international peace, prosperity, and security through the UN institutions (Israel diplomatic network). It is said that Israel has a high sense for the promotion of humanitarian awareness and responsibility. Israel is known to always be there for the protection and survival human beings, e.g. “Israel’s 200 strong relief team was the first on the scene in January 2010 after the earthquake hit Haiti”. Israel also provides staple, medical services and educational equipment, which are supplied by the UNHWRA (The UN Refugee Works Agency), for Gaza and most especially to the
After more than 50 years of war, terrorism, peace negotiation and human suffering, Israel and Palestine remain as far from a peaceful settlement as ever. The entire Middle Eastern region remains a cauldron waiting to reach the boiling point, a potent mixture of religious extremism, (Jewish, Christian and Islamic), mixed with oil and munitions.
Equally as important, I’ve noticed that antisemitism and racism are associated with their racially constructed prejudice principles. As mentioned continuously throughout my essay, these terms comparably show those oppressed seen as “lesser” than those of other races. In particular, I’ve found that Jews were viewed as if they were like the “unfamiliar people” that were already known as “inferior” (Burton and Loomba 21). Thus, this automatically encouraged me to believe that Jews were compared to people that were already dealing with racism. Plainly, it connects those that follow racism with anti-semites because they are both viewing Jews and people of color as the same inferior races and not as individuals. I’ve also realized that Eugenics have even gone on to illustrate that physical traits testify to personality traits and intelligence, which is used against people of color and Jews by those that are racist or anti-semitic. For example, Jews and blacks were viewed to have “ingratitude” and “stubbornness”, which are known to be undesirable traits (Burton and Loomba 21). If that isn’t prejudiced enough, Eugenics have even compared the lower races to the “female” of the human species, which is believed to be inferior to the stronger “male” races (Levine 55). These apparent “male” races came to be accepted as “European whites”. Therefore, racism and antisemitism’s use of racial inferiority connects them as similar entities. I have even realized that there is a homogeneous