Middle East and israel
The recent flagrant violation of the international laws is quite evident that Israelis are doing harm to the world. The attack on the Freedom Flotilla has thrown cold water on the efforts of peace in the Middle East. Israelis are declaring that they would not allow even humanitarian aid to Palestine
Israel and Palestine
One of the oldest conflicts of the world that has taken thousands of human lives and created infinite damage to the properties is still unresolved. It is the conflict that has changed the culture and psychology of the people of a region. The world is keeping mum with regard to the two warring sides: one is the most powerful and the other is the weakest are left to fight each other.
Beginning of the conflict
In 1936, the Palestinians rebelled against British's rule and the Jews. Saudi king Ibn Saud got involved on behalf of the Palestinians. The Arab league was founded and President Roosevelt assured King Saud that the United States would not back an independent Jewish state in Palestine, but later it proved that it was only a lollypop. On May 14, 1948 the independent state of Israel was announced and was at once duly rejected by the Palestinians. Although the partition of Palestine was not acceptable to Palestinian even in the Arab world, yet they accepted it as a last resort to end the crises. It were Jews who rejected the United Nations organizations plan and refused to make Jerusalem part of the plan.
Israel fought many wars with the real inhabitants of the area and occupied a vast territory in the notorious six days war in 1967.Then again came the united nation as the patron of Israel, but ostensibly the savior of the middle east and passed a resolution 242 in 1967 that demanded the withdrawal of the Israelis from the occupied territories. It was a deep conspiracy on the part of the west and Israelis to indulge Arabs and Palestinians into the war to defeat them and then oblige them by vacating the territory. It was the true picture of the carrot and stick policy.
Carrot and stick
The prerequisite of the withdrawal was the recognition of the Israel as the sovereign state. The Israelis were systematic in their approach and were advancing their plan slowly and steadily. They deliberately raised the slogans of land for peace and got the upper hand once again. Now the Palestinians were not the only prey, but neighboring countries also. The Egyptians and Syrians were also the aggrieved party. But Israel and America along with their coalition partner UN had thought of some thing more severe for the region. Perplexed situation .They were eyeing at the oil reserves and wanted to monopolize the oil resources of the Middle East. The policy could work if there was some conflict that gave them a chance to arbitrate between Arabs and Jews. The negotiations were started and the vested interests were kept above the resolution of the conflict. American involvement perplexed the situation, as it was playing the second fiddle in the hands of Jews.
Camp David agreement
The efforts of President Jimmy carter brought the warring factions to Camp David to reach an agreement. In 1977 Egypt was made to begin parleys with Israel. In 1978, the Camp David accord was signed between Israel, Egypt and the US, and Israel for the land of Sinai. In 1979 a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel was signed that is seen as a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause. With this agreement the two countries established ties.
UN General Assembly Resolution 3236 recognized the PLO as representatives of the Palestinian, and held up the General Assembly for Palestinian self determination. General Assembly Resolution 3237 passed on the same day, granted observer status to the PLO. Under Soviet support, the PLO and the Palestinians got international recognition, and the cause of Palestinian self-determination became an international issue.
Self declared security zones
In 1985, Israel announced without any permission of UN or other agency a strip of South Lebanon to be a Security Zone.
In 1991 on October 30, the Madrid peace conference was held that brought the two parties on the table of talks directly. After that quite a few leader from both sides met and brought out the Oslo accord that reveals the truth about Yasser Arafat. The Palestinian disliked their leader steps but it was a leap forward for the Israelis. In Washington a few months later the staunch foes shook hands and signed the Declaration of Principles that envisaged. After the death of Arafat the HAMAS rose and won the elections .they were not given the powers but the party of their liking was allowed to work as Palestinian authority.
Mahmood Abbas led the Palestine to nowhere as the conflict still is conflict. The Israelis are doing with the cause of Palestine according to their own whims and wishes. The recent situation in the Middle East has put the issue in the background, but the Israelis have not put the Palestinians in the background. They have gotten a chance to strengthen their hold and are successful so far. The world soul super power is ignoring their atrocities and they are bold to play havoc with the destinies of innocent people.
The recent flagrant violation of the international laws is quite evident that Israelis are doing harm to the world. The attack on the Freedom Flotilla has thrown cold water on the efforts of peace in the Middle East. Israelis are declaring that they would not allow even humanitarian aid to Palestine. They have blocked all the ways, land air and sea. The peace in the Middle East has become the story of the past days.