In never cease to amaze me how peace talks with two opposing countries are at a stalemate due to another country’s interest in assisting them. Our country has been riddled with major issues such as market failure, natural disasters, and attacks from unknown enemies in our blind spots. I will add that these two opposing factions have been fighting almost a century. Wow! Here’s little history:
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has its origins in the confrontation between immigrant Zionist Jews in the Mandate of Palestine and their interaction with the indigenous Palestinian Arabs in the 1920s and 1930s. Before that point, the immigration into the land had been a small trickle and Arabs were not terribly concerned. However, the Jewish immigration in the 1920s was quite large and disruptive. By the mid-1930s, both sides had developed militias which they used both to attack British colonial institutions and each other. In 1947, as UN Resolution 181 was being debated, a full-scale war erupted between the Jewish militias and the Arab militias. When Israel declared its independence in 1948, the neighboring Arab States joined in the War, which caused it to be internationally recognized and called the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9.
The U.S. is a super power and we’ve helped so many. However, we still have to take care of home in order to help others.
According to an article in the New York Times President Barack Obama plans to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this spring, the White House said on Tuesday, raising the prospects of a new U.S. push to restart long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace efforts. For more than two years, many Israeli and Palestinian leaders have placed blame for their stalemated peace process not only on one another but on a lack of engagement by the Obama administration. This is clearly a complex situation that has many complex solutions, that I do not for one second propose to have the solution to, but IF the United States policy was concerned with peace we would withhold all aid to Israel. Why, You may ask?… well in my opinion, 400,000 Israelis will NOT be moving out of Gaza, and they will not stop settlement building, No territory is going to be turned over, and Israel…
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