This paper is about the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and favors the side of Israel. Basically a persuasive essay and argues for Israel.

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Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, there has been constant fighting between Israelis and Arabs. The Israelis have the right to live peacefully in Israel, but there is a conflict because the Palestinians feel that Israel is their land. During recent years the conflict in the Middle East had been exploded on to our television screens. Day after day images of violence and suffering have dominated the news. Scenes of heavily armed Israeli soldiers facing young Palestinian children hurling stones with slingshots- like Goliath facing David- have evoked dismay and confusion. The vehemence of the Palestinian reaction is a result of years of pent-up anger and frustration. The Israeli response has been swift and determined: Palestinian towns …show more content…
This was a strategic link in the chain of events that brought about the proclamation of the State of Israel in May of 1948. Still, the Jews had to wage an impassioned struggle against the invasion by the neighboring Arab states before they could finally secure the life of their new state (Israel 2).

On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish people's council gathered at the Tel Aviv museum and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The new state was recognized that night by the United States and three days later by the USSR (Declaration 1).

The state of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants, it will be based on freedom, justice, and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel, it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race, or sex, it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture, it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions, and it will be faithful to the principle of the Charter of the United Nations (Declaration 3).

The day that the state of Israel was founded, Winston Churchill said, "The coming into being of a Jewish state....is an event in world history to be viewed in

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