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Israeli- Palestinian Conflict. I chose this topic due to my personal connection with the Palestinian- Israeli conflict. My grandparents, who were born and raised in Palestine, were forced to relocate and move the neighboring country of Jordan in order to

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  • Submitted: 10/03/2012
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International Baccalaureate History

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The Israeli- Palestinian conflict dates back to 1917, when the Balfour Declaration was issued by Britain to the Jews, promising them land in the already-occupied, predominantly-Muslim nation of Palestine1. The indigenous Arabs were not pleased by the influx of Jewish immigrants who were taking their land, and violence ensued. I chose this topic due to my personal connection with the Palestinian- Israeli conflict. My grandparents, who were born and raised in Palestine, were forced to relocate and move the neighboring country of Jordan in order to escape the Palestinian Israeli War of 1948. They had to completely rebuild their lives and start over due to the fighting. It is easy for us here in the United States to grow apathetic to this issue since it does not affect a huge number of people and has spanned over such a long period of time, yet it is still very much going on today. To this day, Palestinians and Israelis alike are being killed over border disputes. Violence in the region has spanned over centuries, and it is a failure of humanity for the inability to produce a solution that will help these two groups of people co-exist peacefully.

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