• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Arab Israeli Conflict

Extracts from this document...


Arab Israeli Conflict The Recent Event On the 5th of October 2003 another suicide bomber from Palestine blew herself up outside the Mixin restaurant in the Israeli resort of Haifa in the Gaza strip. This attack was carried out by the Palestine group Islamic Jihad, and the bomber was Hanadi Jaradat. This was unusual because out of 103 suicide attacks only three of them were done by women and the woman responsibly for the attack was a young successful lawyer . The bombers target was the Israeli civilians inside the restaurant. The attack was carried out on the Sabbath the day before Yom Kipper, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. This was done to destabilise the American cause for peace initiative called the "road map". The 'road map' is a plan for peace between the Palestinian and the Israelis by building a wall between the Israeli controlled areas and the Palestinian territory. This was done by the bomber strapping explosives to herself, and detonating it by the restaurant killing herself and 19 others. This was carried out in a response of a threat made to 'remove' Arafat, the month before the Yom Kippur Bombing but also this is a act a part of the Palestinians getting the West bank back and to disarray the American backed 'road map' for peace. ...read more.


2 Sykes poiot 1916- England needed to guarantee Frances support in the extensive Turkish empire between England and France. 3 Balfour declaration 1917- The war is at a stalemate and England needs the USA's help- but the USA was reluctant to join because it was a European war 3000 miles away. So the influential American Jews were contacted and promised their own homeland-if they managed to get USA to join in the war. They did join but now the land had been promised to the Arabs, Jews and the French. British mandate and the partition The scale of World War 1 was so big and destructive, that there was a determination to avoid any future disagreement escalating into war. So the League of Nations was set up to help this. The League or Nations wanted some of countries effected by the war, to organise what should happen to the defeated countries empires. It was decided that Palestine should be supervised by Britain until it was ready for independence. After World War 2 lots of Jews desired to return to the Promised land but after a while the English had to halt the tide of Jews coming into Palestine. Those who came in illegally had to be sent back to where they had came from. Enraged Jews already in Palestine began to exert pressure on the English by killing Arabs and English but especially Palestinian gangs like the Irgun gang. ...read more.


Which lead to the first Intifada which lead to the creation of the PLO which set up terrorist attacks on Israel. An not so important factor is the leader of the PLO, Arafat, tacking a more peaceful approach and using politics to solve things but he gets accused of not being able to control terrorist groups which then makes the terrorist groups kill more Israelis, and it also makes the Israeli priminister 's more hard line to try and get rid of these groups which is all linked into nationalism. Which has lead to the recent event the 5th of October bombing. I think that the Diaspora which lead to the land being vacated by the Arabs and the holocaust and nationalism with religion tied in are the most important factors, because if the Diaspora nether happened then they wouldn't get persecuted and the Arabs would have nether moved into the land and there would be no conflict. But if the Diaspora did happen but there was no holocaust then the world not have been sympathetic and given them half of Palestine so there would be no conflict. If Zionism was nether founded then the Jews would not have moved into Palestine, but because of there religion they would of come back to Palestine anyway because that was there promised land. But the defining point which made all these events happen which lead to the 5th of October bombing was the Diaspora and persecution. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Middle east section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Middle east essays

  1. History Coursework: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    For example if the PLO were to hijack a plane it would cause more attention than if they were to kill a hundred Israelis in a common battle. They then continue to say "For decades world opinion has been neither for nor against us."

  2. Explain why the UNO decided to partition Palestine in 1948?

    With this determination and skill in combat, the Israeli army had managed to defend itself against six countries with only home made armoured vehicles and second hand weapons bought by the Israeli government from the USA and Britain. Not only that, but it also managed to acquire more land that had been given to them by the UNO partition.

  1. Beliefs - "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

    How can a murderer be rewarded? Why do they deserve to go to paradise? In their eyes they maybe achieving something - but what are they really achieving? Death and mass destruction: do you really think that that is a worthwhile achievement?

  2. Assess the effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli peace initiatives from the 1970s to ...

    But, "autonomy" was left undefined (and Israeli leader Menachem Begin made it quickly clear afterward that he had no intention of yielding control over the West Bank, only allowing limited "self rule."). The Palestinians, on the other hand, thought the treaty meant statehood.

  1. Question 2 - What factors lead to the breakdown of the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Peace ...

    Pictures of Arabs fighting unarmed on the street against armed Israeli soldiers, bombed houses, and a soldier pointing a gun at a small boy and his family (showing that they did not care what age or gender was murdered) materialised.

  2. What are the main differences between the beliefs of Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews?The ...

    Israel benefited from this agreement more. They gained land, peace with Egypt and power over Palestinians. However, other Arab states refused to make peace with Israel. These states felt Egypt had given in and isolated the country for years to come.

  1. How far is religion the main cause of the conflict in the Middle East ...

    They still wanted to support the Israelis but could not afford to offend the Arabs, due to their oil interests. Therefore peace in the Middle East soon became the goal of successive American presidents, encouraged by the pressure groups of millions of Jews who lived in the USA.

  2. Arab and Israeli conflict - source related study.

    This also tells us that source F does not support the impression of Yasser Arafat finally it says, "These Palestinians realised that raids into Israeli achieved very little" written in 1984 it was in a period when Arafat still wanted to destroy Israel.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work