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The Arab-Israeli Conflict I think that Source A is a useful map not for explaining but showing success for the Israelis during the six-day war as it shows the land captured by the Israelis after the six-day war. This map to me shows how successful the Israelis were in the war as the land captured is double that of there own country. For such a small country it managed to capture the West Bank, the entire of the Sinai desert and the Golan Heights! But it doesn't explain how a smaller outnumbered army such as the Israelis defeated its enemy's. So I would say no, Source A is not useful for explaining the Israelis success during the six-day war. Source B is not reliable evidence that the British people supported the Arabs after the six-day war, as it is the opinion of one magazine that has a reputation of being sarcastic. It could be showing that the magazine is supportive of the Jews as it is titled the wandering Arab, there is a Jewish legend called the wandering Jew suggesting the magazine believes that what goes around comes around and its time for the Arabs to be persecuted for a change? ...read more.


As it shows a meeting between an important Israeli general and Palestinian Arab leaders, meaning the Israelis also thought that fighting would make the situation worse. And the only way to prevent it getting worse was by talking to the opposition and agreeing on some kind of seize fire or even the start of a piece process. But on the other hand the Arabs might of called this meeting instead meaning that they either wanted the same thing or wanted what was once theirs back this meaning the land captured by the Israelis during the war. But a photograph could mean anything and show a number of different views, all it really does show is the two sides meeting but it doesn't necessarily mean that either side agreed, disagreed or that anything was accomplished during the meeting. Sources F and G both have interpretations that differ but use similar evidence this I think is due to both the authors looking at different aspects of the situation. Source F shows that the Jews are not willing to negotiate and are trying to pull the same trick as in 1948 when ...read more.


The role of the superpowers (UK, US on the Jews side, USSR on the Arabs.) Involve talks and are places for long gain to be played. The sources are also useful in helping us understand why there was argument about the future of the Arabs, Sources A and B show the Arabs loss of land and homes, refugee camps and the Arabs being defeated. Source C shows the US helping the Jews and suggests no solution to the Arab problem. Any discussion continued shows no one helping the Arabs and no need for argument because the US will not do anything. Source D however shows the USA's desire for peace due to the oil prices going up. Then in source E the talks are in progress. Sources F and G show some progress in one area (Palestine), and nothing but argument in the other (Captured land in the war.) These sources and introduction I think don't help in trying to understand why there was so much argument about the future of Palestinian Arabs. As there is not enough detail about the Palestinian Arabs or Palestine for that matter to understand why so much argument was created in the first place. THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT By Jamie Robinson ...read more.

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