The Arab-Israeli conflict is the main axis around which all the conflicts in the
Middle East turn. It started
in the 19th century when Zionism came into being. Zionism as defined
by Goldschmidt as a nationalist and political movement aiming at forming a
Jewish state in .
Many Jewish people joined the movement and started immigrating mainly from Eastern
Europe with the help of Lovers of Zion and Beit Ya’cov ichu vnelcha, two
organizations that sent young Jews to Palestine. This first immigration process
was called the “first aliya”. Palestine
The choice of
wasn’t made randomly as many people might think, but the Palestine
that is today land of Palestine
is believed by Jewish people to be the Promised Land. They believe that they
should form Israel
as a Jewish state in Israel
and await the Messiah. Palestine
Peace in the region is quasi-impossible because it is home to two strong nationalist movements Arab nationalism and Zionism that both claim their right to establish and maintain their state in
or what is now called Palestine .
And today both parts are victims of terrorism taking lives of innocent civilians
among Palestinians and Israelis. Israel
The fairest proposed solution for peace is the establishment of a state where the three Abrahamic religions’ followers can live in peace because this particular land is of equal importance to Muslims, Christians and Jews. For that to happen, a Jewish state or Muslim state cannot be officially declared. There is need for a secular state where politics is free from religious bonds.