Importance Of Peace In The Middle East

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Joah Carlson
Modern Middle East
Dr. Steele
Peace in the Middle East is Possible Ever since the establishment of an Israeli state in the Middle East, there has been no time of peace between the many nations. After Israel was declared a nation, it was immediately rejected by the Palestinians and they rejected the partition of Palestine. Ever since then Israel has been at war with its surrounding Middle Eastern neighbors multiple times. There has been a multitude of attempts to try and broker a peace throughout the Middle East and not a single plan has stood the test of time. The most noteworthy of these peace plan attempts that actually worked was the Camp David Accords in 1978. This plan was between Israel and Egypt to establish peace between
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This idea of economics can relate back to the relocation stage as well because people need motivation to leave their homes. Compensation could be made to the refugees and other citizens living in the West Bank for their homes and lands. The citizens that gave up their land for use for Palestinian refugees would be given a large sum of money if they moved back to Israel which provided economic incentive. If Israel does not allow the refugees in their nation, the Palestinians could still be extremely compensated for their loss of homes and land. Along with economical compensation, the Palestinians would be given a right to return once their Palestinian state is created. The rest of the money from this peace plan would go towards the development of the Palestinian state. Some developments would be schools, businesses, power plants, and the development of water access. Without water, the new Palestinian would, like any other nation, go to war over water and access to that water. Water is essential for any nation, no matter the size of it. The finally component that economics would bring to the Palestine state is free trade across the world in order to stimulate and have their economy strive. According to an article by Samer Shehata titled Forget the Road Map, “Such an agreement would encourage investment in the new Palestinian state, creating jobs and establishing the economic foundations of lasting peace (Shehata, Forget the Road …show more content…
What city would be the capital of this new Palestinian state? Well, Jerusalem would become the capital of both the new Palestinian state and Israel since that was what was already agreed upon during the Taba talks of January 2001(Shehata, Forget the Road Map). Palestine would have control of the Arab neighbors in East Jerusalem while Israel had the Jewish Neighborhoods. Pertaining to Jerusalem, both Palestine and Israel would agree that all the faiths that consider it a holy land shall be able to continue to have access there without any restrictions. Now to discuss the borders of the new Palestinian state and Israel. The land borders of Israel would revert to its 1967 borders and that would become its new border with Palestine. Reverting to these borders do not seem beneficial to the Palestinians because they lose quite a bit of land so in exchange for the border, Palestine gets land annexed from Israel the size of what they had prior to 1967. Along with this, Forget the Road Map states that “The Golan Heights will return to Syria and the Shebaa Farms will return to Lebanon. In return, all Arab states will immediately recognize Israel, declare an end to all hostilities, and normalize relations with the Jewish state” (Shehata, Forget the Road Map). The final part of this whole peace plan is involvement of Western powers. The U.S. would have to bring troops

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