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What are the main differences between the beliefs of the Palestinians and the Israelis? Judaism and Islam are two of the world's oldest, and largest monotheistic religions. These religions share a variety of customs, beliefs, and practices. At the same time, there are enough differences that make these two clash. Even those similarities between the two have been the source of conflict for thousands of years. The complexity of the problem that exists between the Palestinians and Israelis is far greater than the simple fact that one group is Muslim, the other Jewish. Claims to the holy land that both religion say was promised to them by a divine entity that existence can't be proven date back thousands of years on both parts. The complexity of the problem that exists between the Palestinians and Israelis is far greater than the simple fact that one group is Muslim, the other Jewish. Claims to the holy land date back thousands of years on both parts and each opposing group has strong religious, historical and cultural links to the area. The history of the Palestinians and the Israelis date back many centuries and tensions between Jews and Arabs have been present since biblical times in the Middle East. ...read more.


Soon, the Arabs were able to overturn the rule of the Turks and felt they deserved complete self-government. However, in 1919 at the end of the First World War, Britain and France were given mandates in which they were to govern certain countries in the Middle East. This included Palestine. This angered the Arabs even more as their land was being taken away from them by having another ruler and the increase of Jewish immigrants. Towards the end of World War 1, the British government decided to endorse the creation of a Jewish home in Palestine. Britain believed that the Jews in America could influence the government's actions and declared their support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The decision was made public in a letter from Lord Arthur Balfour addressed to a lead British Zionist, Lord Rothschild. The contents of Balfour's letter became formally known as the "Balfour Declaration". During the 7th and 8th century the Arabs were living in Palestine and believed they had the right to the land as they had been living their for around 1300 years. ...read more.


This incident created a history of hostility between the Arabs and the Jews in Palestine. Eventually, Britain was asked to step in and consequently, the immigration of the Jews to Palestine was stopped. After the Holocaust, immigration back into Palestine was permitted and to prevent any further riots, in 1947 the UN partitioned the land into Arab and Jewish states. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to divide Palestine into two independent nations, one Arab and one Jewish. On May 14, 1948, a new nation was born: Israel. Since the declaration of an Israeli state in 1948 and all the Arab-Israeli conflicts that followed, the Palestinians gradually lost their grip on what used to be their homeland and are still fighting for it today. Around 750,000 Palestinians left their homes within what was to become the state of Israel to seek refuge in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Syria and Lebanon countries for safety, but many stayed within Israel and its Occupied Territories where refugee camps were set up to accommodate them. However, it is not just the Jews and Arabs who are in a dispute over the Israel - Holy Land. The Palestinians themselves differ over their ideas. There are the Hamas and the PLO. . ?? ?? ?? ?? Salma Benyahia ...read more.

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