This paper delineates the root causes of Israel Palestine conflict, which includes the historical, political and socio-economic aspects of the dispute. It also delivers the reasons as to why this issue has not yet been resolved.
Since 1948 this dispute between the Jews and the Arabs over Palestine has largely been transformed into a fight between the states. Palestine vanished from the map after Israel occupation and as a result the Arab nationalists begun to stress on reoccupation of the land of Palestine, making it the topmost priority of every Arab nation. The Palestinian refugees which were the last living remnants of Palestine had also become permanent citizens of their respective states and many of them also became the Jordanian citizens in 1967. This conflict has become more intense over the time with the emergence of new world order and reticulation of relationships among the regions as well as great powers. Soon after the Britain's withdrawal from the Middle East, especially from Palestine after the end of the Second World War, the United States, the Soviet Union and the neighboring Arab countries entered into this conflict.
This dispute between Israel and Palestine, apparently of political nature, has now turned out to be religious and ideological. It has not just remained a bone of contention between Israel and Palestine, but also between the Jews and the Arabs. ...
Jews and Arabs both have their historical, social and moral claims over the land of Palestine. Even today, they have their religious and holy places in this land therefore none is willing to withdraw its claim over Palestine. They both need to work for the improvement of land in terms of peace, security and socio-economic growth. No one can deprive the right of others to live. There is only one way out, which is to live and let the other do the same. Neumann says that " it really does not matter who inhabited Palestine in the distant past; it would never give as a basis for deciding who should live there in the present" (2005, p69). It is because Israelis and Palestinians are not in the position to prove as to whom this land belongs to. The historical background of Israeli and Palestinians has badly affected both sides and now they aggressively tend to blame each other for what happened in the past as well as what is going on in the present. The history shows that they have reasonable claims over each other. Most important thing that needs to be known to both sides is that they both have a right to live. Palestinians must accept the existence of Israel and the Israelis must give the right of self-determination to the Palestinians in order to move forward in the peace negotiation process (Artz, 1997).
Political aspect of the Israel-Palestine conflict is rather evident to the whole world. Politics seems to be something that has been encompassing this conflict for the last several decades. Israel wants its supremacy in the region and does not want its neighboring countries to become powerful. Its policy is to keep others