Arab-Israeli Conflict Case Study

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This research paper assesses the Arab-Israeli conflict and the other major players that were involved in the conflict though on the outside. These outside actors include Great Britain, the United States, the European Union (EU), the Soviet Union (until 1992), Russia (from 1992 onwards), or the United Nations (UN). The paper in particular assesses the role of the United States as a case study. It states the United States involvement in the conflict as an external actor, whether it had a positive or negative impact on the conflict and also a clear cut explanation of the negative and positive impact.
Introduction
Before 1948, there was no Israeli state and Israelis were dispersed all over Europe and the Arab States. During the first half of
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Major differences over settlement in the area have resulted in four different wars. These four wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict are: the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1967 Six Day War, the 1956 Sinai War and the 1948 War of Independence. In each of these wars it is the Israeli side which has emerged victorious. The United States has played a major role in this conflict as an outside player. For starters, it has the largest population of Jews outside Israel and is thus a major supporter of the Israelis. Historically, it has viewed Israel as a crucial economic and political ally in the Middle East, and has provided Israel with the highest amount of financial and military assistance of any other foreign country. However, in recent times the United States has used its leverage to urge Israel to resolve the Palestinian issue and move forward on plans for an autonomous Palestinian…show more content…
Bush after the Gulf War, President Bill Clinton in 1998.
3. United States endorsement of Israel. The United States was the first country in the world to country to recognize Israel as a nation in 1948 (11 minutes after creation on May 14). This was done in the face of opposition from the Arab countries in the region. The United States has continually supported its right to be a state and though the level of cooperation between the two states has differed over the course of time, never has the U.S. questioned Israel’s right to exist. An endorsement from the United States was critical as at the time it was one of the super powers of the world
4. United States vetoing motions against Israel at the security
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