Israel vs Palestine

By: Layne Allen

History about the conflict

In the late 1800s a group in Europe decided to colonize a piece of land. Known as Zionists, they represented a minority of the Jewish population. Their goal was to create a Jewish homeland. At first, their was no conflict, but then more Zionists started to move into Palestine. Soon after that, is where the fighting started. They had two total different opinions on Judaism, so that was the main conflict.

Why has this fight continued?

This fight has been going on for quite some time. The main issues to why they are still fighting is because of mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, and the control of Jerusalem. The violence resulting from the conflict has prompted international actions, as well as other security and human rights concerns, both within and between both sides, and internationally. This is also starting quite a few terrorist attacks.

What issues need to be adressed?

This also ties back to the conflict. We already know what they are fighting about and they also have tried to make multiple peace treaties, but those have failed. They need to come together and discuss the reasons for why they are fighting (listed above) and how they can compromise.