What is the Palestine-Israel conflict about?

5Palestine and Israel are both countries with different religious backgrounds. Palestine was the land of the Muslims for many, many years though people of the Jewish faith believed that they were the ones who had the right to Palestine since it was the “Promised Land”.

Recently, issues started to arise in late 19th and early 20th century. In the year of 1920 hostilities got to a point where neither side could tolerate the other.  This was when the conflict of 1947 broke out and this came to be known as the 1947 civil war.

The main reason due to which the conflict escalated to the point of war was because of the fact that this issue has been going on since centuries now. While the Zionists (Jewish nationalists) stated that they had the right to live in Palestine which would act as a haven for Jews around the world, the Arab nationalists adhered to their belief that they have/had the right to staying on the land seeing as how they have been doing so since the past so many centuries.

Supposedly the first time when the tension between the Arabs and the Jews began to show was in 1882 when a Jewish guard shot an Arab man, at a wedding, by, what was thought to be, accidentally. In response, it is said by Benny Morris, that the Arabs threw stones at the Jews and raided their properties.

However, how true these incidents may be or are is something that one can never be too sure of since Benny Morris himself is Israeli and so there’s a tendency that his words and views would be biased against the Arabs. Taking the point of view of a Muslim, solely, would possibly, create the same kind of confusion seeing as how both sides would have the tendency to adhere to a theory that is more suitable to their beliefs and one that is completely biased against the other.

One can never be too sure as to the reliability of any information that is read today. The problem is mainly historical and religion. People focusing on history would be neglecting an important aspect of the whole situation: the religious aspect. Similarly, to look at the religious aspect while ignoring the historical aspect would be wrong since the two aspects go hand in hand.

The civil war still continues today and many lives are taken.

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_conflict

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_conflict