CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

Continuing Conflict Between Israel and Palestine


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The Chronicle

Jose Carlos Luna Priego


The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been ongoing since the end of World War II. Many Jews migrated from Nazi Germany to the zone of Palestine. The United Kingdom was in charge of the Palestinian-Israeli zone. Some solutions included creating a two states between Palestine and Israel but Palestine rejected the deal. When the Jewish national council took power, the United States was the first country to recognize Israel as a state. 

 

The Palestinians and Arabs created hate for Israel in in the Munich Olympics when the Palestinian group, Black September, killed 11 Olympic competitors from Israel. “It is one more example of what the conflict has caused and it needs to be solved. This shouldn’t happen in any part of the world and it should never had happened in German territory.” said the representative of Germany, Luis D. Espino, in General Assembly. The Israelis launched multiple attacks on neighboring Arab countries, such as the Six Day War, when Israel took the territories of Jordan, Egypt and Syria. These Arab countries responded in the October war when they recovered their territory. 

 

 In 1973, The UNSC  created resolution 338, which called for a cease fire zone. The world has tried to de-escalate the conflict, however neither nation wants to compromise. The United Nations recognized Israel, and in 1978 Egypt was the first Arab nation to recognize Israel as a state. In the 1980s, Israel launched an invasion into Lebanon to remove Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) fighters. As Israel’s influence in the West Bank and the Gaza strip grew, the Palestinian people protested against them. 


Currently the conflict worsens and neither nation wants to cede any ground, as they feel that the territory is theirs. As of October, there are hopes of negotiation with the Madrid talks.