Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy:
For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population — approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish — living in peace.
Known as Zionists, they represented an extremist minority of the Jewish population. Their goal was to create a Jewish homeland, and they considered locations in Africa and the Americas, before settling on Palestine. However, as more and more Zionists immigrated to Palestine — many with the express wish of taking over the land for a Jewish state — the indigenous population became increasingly alarmed.
Eventually, fighting broke out, with escalating waves of violence. Moreover, Arab armies did not invade Israel — virtually all battles were fought on land that was to have been the Palestinian state.
Finally, it is significant to note that Arab armies entered the conflict only after Zionist forces had committed 16 massacres, including the grisly massacre of over men, women, and children at Deir Yassin.
God, God, Thou has chosen us for conquest. Since, according to international law it is inadmissible to acquire territory by war, these are occupied territories and do not belong to Israel.
It also occupied parts of Egypt since returned and Syria which remain under occupation. First, there is the inevitably destabilizing effect of trying to maintain an ethnically preferential state, particularly when it is largely of foreign origin. Israeli forces invade almost daily, injuring, kidnapping, and sometimes killing inhabitants.
However, after years of Israel continuing to confiscate land and conditions steadily worsening, the Palestinian population rebelled. The Barak offer, widely reputed to be generous, was anything but.
Involvement Largely due to special-interest lobbying, U. We've created a flyer which summarizes this information. Order now or download the PDF and print them yourself.
Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle, includes a number of population tables in this book, which are available in his booklet, Palestinian Refugees Right to Return and Repatriation http: Deshon, Sami Hadawi, Bitter Harvest, p.
This was done by seeing to it that Western countries did not open their doors, widely and immediately, to the inmates of the DP. It is incredible, that so grave and grim a campaign has received so little attention in accounts of the Palestine struggle — it was a campaign that literally shaped all subsequent history.
It was done by sabotaging specific Western schemes to admit Jewish DPs. He describes this in greater detail in his book: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews: Ball, The Passionate Attachment, on p. Convey my regards to all the commanders and soldiers.
We shake your hands. We are all proud of the excellent leadership and the fighting spirit in this great attack. We stand to attention in memory of the slain.
We lovingly shake the hands of the wounded.For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population – approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish – living in peace.
Zionism. In the late s a group in Europe decided to colonize this land. The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict Zionism and the Holocaust The U.N. decisions to partition Palestine and then to grant admission to the state of Israel were made, on one level, as an emotional response to the horrors of the Holocaust, Under more normal circumstances, the compelling claims to sovereignty of the Arab majority would have .
Arab nationalism (promoting the creation of new nations) and political Zionism laid claim to the same land placing two nationalistic movements in direct conflict. Nationalism is often behind the attempt of one nation to promote its interests over .
The murder of Razan al Najar. On 1st June, a Palestinian volunteer medic, Razan Al Najar, was fasting and tending to the wounded at Gazas artificial fence with Israel.
The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History is the first comprehensive general reference encompassing all aspects of the contentious Arab-Israeli relationship from biblical times to the present, with an emphasis on the era beginning with World War I.
A Synopsis of the Israel/Palestine Conflict. The following is a very short synopsis of the history of this conflict. We recommend that you also read the much more detailed account, "The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict.".