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    The Mitchell committee, which was put in place to find the reasons of the Second Intifada, found that the ongoing occupation was the main cause of the intifada (“The second”). From 1993-2000 there was A 117% increase in settlers in Gaza, 46% increase in west bank, and Israel fully controlled all of East Jerusalem, 20% of Gaza and 59% of the West Bank (“the second”). Israel also still controlled taxation revenue, expelled 1600 Palestinians from Jerusalem, and confiscated over 51,000 acres of Palestinian land from 1993-2000 (“The Second”). The worsening of the occupation conflicted with the hope that Palestinians had derived from the Oslo Accords, and made them lose hope in the implicit goal of an independent Palestinian state in the near…

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    from Baghdad before Operation Iraqi Freedom. Talat Yaakub joined Abu Abbas to establish PLF after their split from PFLP – GC because the group supported Syria during Lebanon’s civil war. PLF, which Abbas led until his death in 2004 while in captivity, is well-known for its 1985’s hijacking of “Achille Lauro cruise ship, during which the hijackers killed wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer” (Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 2013). Towards the end of the 1980s, Abbas merged his group…

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    The Women’s Affairs Center (WAC) is an organization based within Gaza and founded in 1991. The mission of WAC is to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality through their work as women’s knowledge-based organization. WAC was founded in Gaza in August of 1991 by the founding committee of Rita Giacaman, Rema Hammami, Sahar Khalifa, Islah Jad, I'timad Muhanna and Amal Nashashibi. Between 1991 and 1995, the board of the organization changed twice, once in 1994 due to a separation from a…

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    positive way to extricate Israel from the conflict, thus decreasing its vulnerability to terrorism. Despite the fact that General Hacohen was both an intelligent and compassionate leader, he was challenged by finding the balance between the two vastly different points of view. Through his understanding of the intellectual standard of fairness, General Hacohen concluded that the rights and needs of the settlers were, in fact, considered on the same plane with the rights and needs of the Israeli…

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    Palestinian Rejectionism

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    Kuperwasser and Lipner are wrong about how one should recognize the Israeli state. A state, by definition, is a polity, a community of organized peoples under one system of governance. As one can easily see, a state is a political entity neither religious nor ethnic. Hence, when President Abbas stated that he’s willing to recognize an Israeli state that is home to Jewish people along with other groups, he’s virtually accepting the existence of said state. Evidently, Palestine is willing to…

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    The ongoing dispute between Israel and Palestine has been a constant struggle since the mid- 20th century. The novel, “The Attack” by Yasmina Khadra exposes the horrific reality of the brewing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The two groups lack understanding towards each other's views, have a strong hatred for one another, and the Palestinians pursue extremist acts to fight for their rights. The Israeli and Palestinian conflict has been arising for years, with no pause, declining to any…

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    I/ Introduction: This paper was commissioned by Ms Xiang Gao, a lecture at International Pacific College (IPC). Its purpose is to examine and analyse the conflict between Palestine and Israel in Middle East. The conflict between Israel and Palestine can be considered the most intractable conflict in the world. This conflict has been started since the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Israel is the country, which is the only Jewish state in the world. It locates in the East of the…

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    The process of Israel becoming a country began with the British mandate. The British mandate was a process that would declare the land of palestine as a safe haven for Jewish people. In 1947, the jewish settlements caused the Arabic natives to be moved to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. From 1948 to 1949, Israel was at war with the jews that had come into their country and fought to regain independence. This lead to Israel becoming a country after the war and being accepted by the United…

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    After the creation of the State of Israel and the displacement of thousands of people who lost their homes, the Palestinian nationalist movement began to regroup in the West Bank and Gaza, controlled by Jordan and Egypt, respectively, and in the refugee camps set up in other Arab countries. Shortly before the 1967 war, Palestinian organizations such as Fatah, led by Yasser Arafat formed the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and launched operations against Israel, first from Jordan and then…

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    The Palestinian/Israeli conflict is an ethical issue that has been going on for half of a century. It has affected many innocent lives and there is no sign of this issue being solved in the near future. The Palestinian/Isreali conflict correlates into International law in many ways. State sovereignty is one of the principal ways in which this issue relates to international law. Palestine wishes to be be recognized as a state, wishes for sovereignty and wants to be their own country. Not all…

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