Palestine Essays

Problems Brought by the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ongoing disagreement over the property rights of either country to a single piece of land. This land or region is called by the Palestinians as Palestine and by the Israelis as the Land of Israel. Through the years, the battle for the rights to the said holy land for both sides has been overdrawn and the effects have been encompassing. Both sides have suffered many losses from the conflict and the problems cropping up from…

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The Palestine Liberation Organization

Palestine is a historic region in the Middle East comprising of Israel and the Israeli occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Palestine Liberation Organization, a political entity, had been attempting to establish a separate state for the Palestinian Arabs. In the year 1948, Israel was created in that region. This emergence of the Israeli state and subsequent wars between it and several Arab countries, served to displace a large number of Palestinians. In the year 1964, the Palestine Liberation…

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Palestine and Peace

The peace situation in the Middle East has been very contentious. Palestine, particularly, has been very violent. The nation of Israel has been in constant fight over the Palestinian territory. Up to a certain degree, even civilians have been affected; through the wars and the conflicts going on in different areas in Israel and the Palestinian region. Although Israel found itself against most of the Arab nations in the world, it was able to survive the difficulties of the region…

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Hamas_ Background, Platform, and U.s. Engagement

Hamas is the leading body of the democratically elected government of Palestine.  The name is short for “Harakat alMuqawima alIslamiya,” which translates from the Arabic to “Islamic Resistance Movement (Abu Amr 1993).”  Although there are various accounts of the origins of the group, including that it was started with the direct assistance of the Israeli Secret Service, or the Shin Bet in the 1970’s, the details are under some dispute (Williams 2007).  However, most mainstream accounts indicate that the organization…

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