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    In the following essay I will claim that the Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the central themes in Middle East politics since 1948. The creation of the state of Israel and subsequent claims of territory has been the cause of many wars in the region. The displacement of the Palestinian population has caused resentment among the Palestinians and aggravated neighbouring states that were the recipients of the displaced populace. Backing by the imperial power of the United States of America only further serves to frustrate the region as it is forced to deal with the imposition of a state the Arab nations all voted against. The state of Israel is the fulcrum in a much larger debate concerning nationalism – Arab nationalism (Pan-Arabism) and Jewish nationalism (Zionism). Both nationalistic movements regard the lands of Palestine as their own and while both movements continue to exist it is difficult to imagine a peaceful coexistence. The Balfour declaration in 1917 set the wheels in motion for the conflict by committing Great Britain to…

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    known to exert their authority amongst each continent of the world. The Middle East is not exempt from such, and has a history involving America, Britain, France and Russia. In order to assess the influence of these powers, the following essay will analyse how they shaped Middle Eastern politics from the eventful years of 1914 until 1990. This will be done by looking at the continuities and the discontinuities in Western policies towards the Middle East, starting from World War One in regards to…

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    Lebanon Research Paper

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    The foundation of the French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon played an integral role in shaping Lebanese politics and society, and in turn establishing factors that would make it prone to intervention. The French sought to make Lebanon as large as possible while still retaining a Maronite majority; a move that pleased the Maronites and brought out animosity among the Druzes and Sunni Muslims. Nationalists revolted against the French in the streets and through representatives in the government.…

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    All anyone needs to know about the Middle East conflict, is that the Jews want peace, and the Arabs don't. Here you will understand why Israel belongs to the Jews, and why they have the right to believe that they deserve Israel. Jews went through forced migration during World War II, where nearly 6 million Jews were slaughtered in Europe. These people have a right to their homeland and this is why. To begin, Jews have biblical justification to own Israel all together. This can be seen when…

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    looking toward Israel where the topic of Wagner’s music seems to be most controversial. Despite the general consensus that he was an anti-Semite, many people still try to down play his racism and try offer an alternative explanation. Several of these usually involve people bringing up his many Jewish friends, claiming that his Neue Zeitschrit…

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    The Six Day War

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    The 1967 Six-Day War Mahlee Heperi. The Six Day War was a war amongst Israel and her neighbouring nations – Syria, Egypt and Jordan - which was led from June fifth until June tenth 1967. The pressures amongst Israel and the Arab nations escalated from the mid 1960 's because of different psychological oppressor assaults and penetrations of Palestinian fear mongers from Syria, Jordan, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula into Israeli domain. These activities were motivated due to the backing…

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    Hamas, Hezbollah, Israel, Iran I. Introduction Hezbollah and Hamas share interesting similarities and contrasts. The main difference being Hezbollah a left wing Shia group and the latter being far right Sunni;…

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    Hezbollah Research Paper

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    The threat that Al Qods and Hezbollah present not only to Israel but do they present a threat to the rest of the world? They are the epitome of a Hybrid Threat to the Middle East and United States interests. Are they the same? Do they have common goals? What exactly are they? The Al Qods are special operations branch to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG), considered a state actor, I would consider them very similar to our Special Operations branch. They are highly trained,…

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    In the Israeli political sphere, controversial issues fly through society each day. From the Knesset to the Shabbos dinner table, politics is a central component of living in Israel. Avigdor Lieberman is the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu, a right-wing, nationalist party. While his party is certainly far from being the largest in government, he often plays the role of kingmaker when building right-wing coalition governments. Lieberman’s variant of conservatism involves strong nationalist tendencies…

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    Abu Nidal Research Paper

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    Kyle Pettine November 16, 2015 HONR238R Abu Nidal Sabri Khalil al-Banna hails from a very wealthy family and had 25 half-siblings and siblings. Sabri and his family were displaced from their home many times in his life. He was displaced in his childhood and early adult years because of a conflict between Arab and Jewish forces. This developed a hatred of Israel for Sabri, which led him to take up the alias of “Abu Nidal” and become the leader of one of the most feared and dangerous terrorist…

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