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Arab Isreali Conflict

I am going to be writing my research paper on the ongoing conflict between the Arabs and the Israelis. These two groups of people have been fighting from as far back in time that the history books go, but for my paper I will just concentrate on the past 200 or so years. This argument has its roots in religion. The Jewish people believe that land in Palestine is their holy land and is rightfully theirs. The Palestinians do not want to give up their land because they have been living there for hundreds of years and if it is the Jewish holy land it does not matter because they are there now. This is the main bases behind the conflict. There are also many underlying themes, such as, the Jewish people are a scattered people and they want a place they can call theirs, which is why they are also trying to claim the land in Palestine. Also the Palestinians feel threatened by the Jewish belief in Zionism. Palestinians think that Zionism will threaten their political aspirations. ! Another reason the Palestinians do not want to allow the Jews into Palestine is because they believe that the benefits foreigners receive are unfair. First of all in my paper I will explain the background of these two groups of people. I will tell where each group is coming from before the conflict really starts to heat up. After that I will talk about what has happened in the conflict post World War II or 1948. Here I will talk about military actions and any religious aspects that pertain to the subject matter. Lastly I will tell about what the future looks like for each group and try to explain what may happen in the future. Before 1948 Palestine was a very poorly governed, difficult place to live in. In 1880 there were less than 590,000 people living in Palestine. Of those 590,000 people 96% of the people were Arabs. And of that 96%, Muslims made up 90% of the Arab population in Palestine. The literacy rate of the people in Palestine was very low d...

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