The Beginning of the Middle East
About the creation of israel and middle east tensions
"United Nations Palestine Partition Plan 1947." UN Palestine Partition Plan of 1947 Israel Map. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.
The UN’s 1947 partition plan advocated that Jerusalem become an international zone. In the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Israel took control of the western part of Jerusalem, while Jordan took the eastern part, including the old walled city containing an important Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious site. The 1949 armistice line cut the city in two. Israel regards Jerusalem as its “eternal capital.” Most of the international community considers East Jerusalem part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinians envision East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.