Israel – Palestine Conflict
Content
Brief history:
• From Palestine to
Israel
• Wars and conflicts
Territory,
leaders, and
major actors
The Conflict:
...
From Palestine to Israel
Source: World Press
1948 Arab – Israeli war
• British left, Israel declared statehood.
• Egypt, J...
From Palestine to Israel
Source: World Press
1967 Six Day War
• Israelis offensive on Gaza Strip, Sinai
Peninsula (from Eg...
From Palestine to Israel
Source: World Press
1973 Yom Kippur
• Initiated by Egypt
and Syria.
• Led to indirect
confrontati...
From Palestine to Israel
Source: World Press
、
2000 Second Intifada
Israel built a
security barrier.
1949 Armistice Line
Territory and leadership
 Golan Heights – Israeli occupied
 West Bank – Contested. Mostly
Israeli controlled, but strong...
Major Actors
Netanyahu Abbas
Hamas Middle East Quartet
Iran, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan
Key issues
 Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
 Recognition of Palestinian statehood.
 Israel dem...
Comparative Perspectives
Israel
Security of state
integrity, and control
over the West Bank.
Dispute of where the
border s...
Where the U.S. stands
 “We believe the borders of Israel and
Palestine should be based on the 1967
lines with Mutually ag...
Conclusion
and Options
Two State Solution
Three State Option
One State Option
Mar/Apr 2012 Foreign Policy Magazine
Thank you
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/05/world/middleeast/challenges-in-defining-an-israeli-palestinian-bor...
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  • -Palestine declares statehood based on the 1967 borders. -Israel and the international community recognizes Palestinian statehood with the right to self determination and full sovereignty. -Return to pre 1949 borders: Golan Heights to Syria, West Bank to Jordan, Gaza Strip to Egypt.-West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem , and Israel proper, become a unitary Israel-Palestinian state.
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    1. 1. Israel – Palestine Conflict
    2. 2. Content Brief history: • From Palestine to Israel • Wars and conflicts Territory, leaders, and major actors The Conflict: • Key issues • Israeli perspective • Palestinian perspective • U.S. stance • Options and possible solutions
    3. 3. From Palestine to Israel Source: World Press 1948 Arab – Israeli war • British left, Israel declared statehood. • Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq attacked Israel. • Led to a 1949 armistice that established the „Green Line‟ border.
    4. 4. From Palestine to Israel Source: World Press 1967 Six Day War • Israelis offensive on Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula (from Egypt) West Bank and East Jerusalem (from Jordan) and Golan Heights from Syria. • Still maintain control over 60% of West Bank today.
    5. 5. From Palestine to Israel Source: World Press 1973 Yom Kippur • Initiated by Egypt and Syria. • Led to indirect confrontations between U.S. and U.S.S.R • Camp David Accords, return of Sinai Peninsula to Egypt and normalization of relations.
    6. 6. From Palestine to Israel Source: World Press 、 2000 Second Intifada Israel built a security barrier. 1949 Armistice Line
    7. 7. Territory and leadership  Golan Heights – Israeli occupied  West Bank – Contested. Mostly Israeli controlled, but strong Palestinian influence lead by Palestinian Authority Abbas.  Jerusalem: Complicated  Gaza strip – Hamas
    8. 8. Major Actors Netanyahu Abbas Hamas Middle East Quartet Iran, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan
    9. 9. Key issues  Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  Recognition of Palestinian statehood.  Israel demands Palestine denounce affiliation with Hamas in the Gaza Strip before Peace negotiations can move forward.  Palestinian refugees  Waster Disputes  Dividing Jerusalem.
    10. 10. Comparative Perspectives Israel Security of state integrity, and control over the West Bank. Dispute of where the border should be. Palestine Statehood and UN membership Based off the Green Line Freedom of movement Water Access Jerusale m as capital. Peace and stability
    11. 11. Where the U.S. stands  “We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with Mutually agreed swaps” -President Obama May 19, 2011
    12. 12. Conclusion and Options Two State Solution Three State Option One State Option
    13. 13. Mar/Apr 2012 Foreign Policy Magazine
    14. 14. Thank you http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/05/world/middleeast/challenges-in-defining-an-israeli-palestinian-border.html

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