Zionism In Israel

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“On that day, the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "I give this land to your offspring, from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.” Despite this Biblical assertion of the shared belonging of the strip of land East of the Mediterranean, its ownership is cause for a major conflict between two groups in the world today. Since the development of Zionism in the 1940s, Israelis and Palestinians have been in a constant state of disagreement over the physical and political boundary, resulting in treacherous war and terrorism. With this in mind, the proposal of the unification of the two groups in a single political entity has been presented and argued for and against extensively in recent years. The one state ideal is often countered …show more content…
One source asserts that a unitary state will end up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens, or it will end up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state, a clear contradiction of the original motive for its creation in 1947. (Israeli-Palestinian ProCon). This source argues that similarly to the segregation of countries throughout history, such as post World War II Germany or South Africa, the two groups would not be able to prosper with the subjugation of one group. Assimilation of the two ethnic groups into one state also contradicts the original purpose of the creation of Israel, and the Jewish people would once again lack a designated homeland. Therefore, the one state solution is completely infeasible, and the two state solution is the sole method of repairing the volatile situation in this area. This point is further explicated by a source that explains how “a one-state solution, limited as it is, will never be serious if it is an attempt to mask annexation, expulsion, or population transfer, on one side, or the eradication of an existing nation, on the other... Israel exists; the Palestinian people exist. Neither is provisional” (Israeli-Palestinian Conflict). The Palestinians and the Israelis remain distinct from each other and require their own land, their own community, and their own government in order to terminate the fighting that ensues between them today. Both groups struggle against one another in a violent effort to acquire what they believe is given to them by God or their ancestor’s land. A one state solution would be an oversimplified attempt to solve this conflict that is full of decades of anger, passion, and desperation. Sharing this land by dividing it equally will effectively end the current violence that the conflict invokes. Lastly, an in-depth research

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