Palestine is the land that the two factions have been fighting for ownership. The Jew asserts that Palestine is theirs based on the biblical promise. On the other hand, the Arabs claim that the land is theirs since they have continuously been staying in that place for a long time. It is an important aspect for the policy makers and the society to address the pre-existing feud so to cultivate peaceful co-existence between the two groups. The purpose of this paper is to propose relevant policies that will strengthen the United States foreign policy in the Middle East. The significance of this policy is that it will minimize instances of conflict and spread of weapons of mass demolition. The context of this paper is the prolonged boundary conflict between the Arabs and the Jews.
The conflict involving the Zionist Jews and Palestine Arabs is a recent phenomenon that began in the end of the 19th century. Even though the two groups are of different religious belief, religious disparities are not the main reason of the conflict. The conflict started as a struggle over land where both groups had claimed ownership of Palestine (Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, p.1).
Before the beginning of the 20th century, majority of the Jews existing in Palestine were concentrated in four cities. They were more inclined to their religious beliefs and customs. They believed that their attachment to Palestine was religious. The further migration of the Jews from other parts of the world was due to the desire of finding their origin. Consequently, this led to the rise of the Jew population to approximately sixty thousand. At the time, the Arab population was at 683,000. The sudden rise in the number of Jew inhabitants occupying Palestine greatly provoked the Arabs (Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict,p.5).
During the period of conflict, the British government had made a number of promises to both the Arabs and Palestine. However,