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

Question 3. What problems will have to be

Extracts from this document...


What problems will have to be Overcome if there is to be peace between the Palestinians and Israelis? In the 40 years since the Middle East war of June 1967, there have been many peace plans and many negotiations, and the main problems that need to be overcome are Jerusalem, water, refugees, settlements and the cycle of violence in order to create peace between the two states that is needed. Some of the peace talks have been successful, including those between Egypt and Israel and Israel and Jordan, but no resolution as of now has been sufficient for both the core states in the conflict, Palestine and Israel. At the present there are no peace talks. The government of Ariel Sharon, Israel's 11th Prime Minster decided on a withdrawal from Gaza but by constructing a wall and fence to separate the Israelis and Palestinians. The new government of Ehud Olmert, Israel's 12th Prime Minster, planned a further withdrawal from parts of the West Bank. ...read more.


In the 1967 war Israel gained exclusive control of the waters of the West Bank and the Sea of Galilee, and this has given Israel about 60% of its fresh water (a billion cubic metres per year). During the era of Arab-Israeli peacemaking in the 1990s, the water rights became one of the hardest areas of discussion, and this debate was never concluded. It doesn't look like there will be any solutions, and they are desperately need, in the long term, so it is a necessity that the Israelis and the Palestinians work together, because they cannot survive as enemies in this situation. Refugees that are living in other Arab countries has been a huge problem in the outcome of the peace process between Palestine and Israel, as a lot of the refugees want to live back in their ancestry homeland of Palestine. Nearly 60 years since the establishment of Israel, there is no Arab-Israeli issue that remains as utterly disruptive as the fate of Palestinian refugees. ...read more.


Hamas, which won the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary election, wanted at all costs to avoid a peace deal with Israel that involves drawing permanent borders, because its wider aim is to establish a single, Islamic state within the borders of pre-1948 Palestine. In the long-term Israel's reluctance to accept the existing Green Line in many ways plays into the hands of militant Islamist groups such as Hamas. I think that it will take a long time to find a solution between the two states, as there are so many obstacles and problems to overcome and the states want different solutions and even in the same state different people and parties want different resolutions, as some want all of their land back, but some want their fair share. All the problems are very hard to overcome but I think what is the hardest to achieve is a decree to their share water as both of the states need water to survive and run as a well-established province. Tom Mortimer 02/03/08 History 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE International relations 1945-1991 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 GCSE International relations 1945-1991 essays

  1. The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    This led to numerous acts of terrorism. There was a lot of tension felt by the occupants of Jerusalem due to the constant clash over the state. Refugee camps highlighted Israeli 'harshness' to the rest of the world as they stopped Arabs returning and so the Arabs continued carrying out terrorist attacks.

  2. Falklands war question. Problems facng the British forces.

    This showed the difficulty in supplying the troops. The British could also only send a limited number of troops to Falklands as they had a limited number of ships which disallowed them to not to be outnumbered by the Argentines.

  1. There has been a significant Palestinian refugee problem for the last fifty years. Do ...

    Mr Childers reports that no orders were given to the Arabs to evacuate, however multiple orders were given to the citizens asking them to "stay put". This source is unlikely to be biased as it was not written by one of the parties involved, but a journalist.

  2. How did the Village of Deir Yassin come to be Fought Over in 1948 ...

    The source says that by the time Israel was formed, a lot of the Arabs living in the area had already left their homes and become refugees of their own accord, and that numbers of refugees grew when the Arabs began fighting.

  1. Beatles Question 2

    It is a secondary article looking back on the time of the seaside riots. The headline says' When bovver came to the seaside on two wheels'.

  2. Beatles Question 1

    You don't even know when the article was written which means it may be in hindsight. 'Rampant Sexuality' It also fails to point out that the band had steady relationships. In conclusion to the sources I believe Source A is more reliable as it depicts the Beatles in an accurate

  1. Cold War Short Essays - Questions and Answers.

    He exploited his propaganda victory but did not risk a nuclear war. In conclusion, all of these reasons led to Berlin being a flashpoint. However, the most significant reason was because of the construction of the Berlin Wall which physically separated the East from the West.

  2. Cold War Summary, quotes and revision notes.

    the Cold War it was felt that a nuclear war would result in "mutually assured destruction" - an argument that this "balance of terror" may have helped to restrain the superpowers and esnure that they have always backed off from military confrontation.

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