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"The walls between the Arabs and the Israelites resolved none of the issues which led to the outbreak of the first war in 1948." How far do you agree on this statement?

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"The walls between the Arabs and the Israelites resolved non of the issues which led to the outbreak of the first war in 1948! How far do you agree on this statement?" Since the beginning of their co-habitation, the Arab and the Israelis have always been in conflict. Whether it was question of who was there first, or who gets what, a serious problem arose which would be very difficult to solve. The issues are certainly "land, religion and peace." The first war out of the five that launched this conflict was in 1948. Will this conflict ever be solved, will their ever be a solution to please everyone? The First of 1948, was triggered by the call for independence of Israel. In response to this affirmation from Israel, fire Arab states declared war with Israel. The issues to that war were simple. Palestinians wanted the entire land for themselves, have a Palestinian state. They wanted all the Israelis out of Israel. If they had to go to war to achieve such things, they would do it. On the Israeli side, the issues were also simple. The want land, but unlike the Palestinians do not necessarily want all the land and all the Palestinian out of the country. If we look at the map, Israel should have been crushed by those Arab states. ...read more.


Recognition, inadmissibility of acquiring territory by war, freedom from acts of force, peace, and the Palestinian refugee problem. Arabs insisted that 242 called for Israeli withdrawal from all territories, while Israel insisted it had to hold onto some of the territories in order to live within secure boundaries. The issues after the war, were that Israel wanted peace. Year 1969, was an important year, many things happened. The war of attrition, known as the war of attrition as it was the unresolved Palestinian question, border tensions and failure of diplomatic initiative. It was a continuation of the 1967 war. It was a conflict characterised by sporadic bombardment, commando raids, fire and counter fire against strongholds along the Suez canal. Again, there were no issues of the 1948 war. This war was the Palestinian revival and the black September Surprise attack on Israel. The preceding 1967 war made it clear that the Arab states were not able or willing to liberate Palestine. Israel had gained a lot of Palestinian land. Failure of resolution 242 to address the situation of the Palestinian people and their political aspirations. Yasser Arafat was the new elected chairman of PLO. He was able to draw upon a fighting force of 5000-10000. In 1970 Nasser was succeeded by sadat after his death. Sadat made changes in Egypt so that he could gain a reputation which was of a better rank than Nasser's. ...read more.


Lastly Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in accordance with the Interim Agreement. These agreements, which are not all that was said, are important and shows a big step in peace agreements. During all those years, all those wars and peace processes, one thing is missing. Although there were attempts to come to accords on peace, most of those accords were based on the principles of coming to peace with Arab states so that there are no more wars in the future. On the other hand, there has been attempts to bring peace between Palestinians living in Israel with the actual Israelites themselves. The issues of the first war was that the Palestinians wanted all the Israelis out of Israel, have a Palestinian state and have all the land for them. But it is proven that it is not the case. At this day, Palestinians still do not have all the land nor a Palestinian state. At this day, extremists parties have developed and introduce extreme hate between the two. From both sides, Palestinians and Israelis want the same thing, it seems that there will never be an agreement where everyone will be happy. I believe The walls between the Arabs and the Israelites resolved non of the issues which led to the outbreak of the first war in 1948. I think that even though there were attempts, this conflict will never end until something major is done. ...read more.

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