The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Analysis

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Nelson Mandela once said, “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner” (Mandela). This quote signifies everything wrong with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The Israelis and Palestinians have barely worked with each other, so they have not been able to make peace and they choose to remain enemies. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict had been on and off for 100 years. After World War II, six million Jews were killed, and the remaining Jewish people wanted a country to call their own. As a result, they were granted part of Palestine, and this event was the major cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today (“Guide: Why are Israel and the Palestinians fighting over Gaza”). In 1948, …show more content…
After another war in 1967, Israel took over most of Palestine, and many Israeli troops stayed in those areas for years. Much violence in Gaza over the years prompted society for a solution. The idea of a Two-State Solution, in which the two countries split the land they currently share, was eventually born (“Guide: Why are Israel and the Palestinians fighting over Gaza”). The constant wars have had an immense impact on the 4.6 million Palestinian refugees who are looking for a home, and the innocent Israeli citizens who are under attack from Hamas (“Guide: Why are Israel and the Palestinians fighting over Gaza”). The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should not waste its time with a Two-State Solution, because Palestinians and Israelis would be unsatisfied, Palestine would be dangerous if it becomes independent, and Palestine and Israel would still continue …show more content…
First, some people presume that an individual Palestine is long overdue, it is a move in the right direction, and the Palestinians are ready for the responsibility ahead of them. George W. Bush stated, "The establishment of the state of Palestine is long overdue.” Also, "The Palestinian people deserve it. And it will enhance the stability of the region. And it will contribute to the security of the people of Israel " (Bush). What Former-President Bush is trying to say is that the establishment of Palestine is essential to the well-being of the Palestinians and the Israelis. On the contrary, a new Palestine will not ensure the safety of the Israelis. According to a Tribune News Service article, “Hamas remains committed to Israel's destruction, continuing to fire rockets from Gaza into southern Israel. It would hardly step back if a U.S.-recognized Palestinian state had to decide its relations with its neighbors” (Haas). This demonstrates how Palestine itself is not ready for a solution of this magnitude considering the circumstances in and out of their areas. Logically, Palestine is not ready considering the dangers in and out of their areas. Putting the countries next to each other doesn’t ensure peace and it could

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