Prompt: Is Israel’s very survival dependent on the creation of a stable and viable Palestinian state?
Let us have ambitions; ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation, to the day when two states, Palestine and Israel, can live together side by side in peace and security. ~King Abdullah II. In the country of Israel there are two conflicting ethnic/religious groups, the Israelis and the Palestinians. Israelis have most of the power, and run the actual state of Israel, whereas Palestinians have only inconsequential amounts of authority outlined by the Oslo Accords, for this reason, there has been ongoing conflict amongst Israelis and Palestinians. This conflict began when the Romans expelled Jews from this area in 31 BCE, which gave Palestinians the rights to inheritance, but then after the near eradication of Europe’s Jews in World War II, the United States let Jews back into the country of Israel. Currently many Muslim Palestinians feel that Israel was stolen from them, and this is a source of major inter-ethnic tension in Israel. Although Israel is a regional superpower, its national security entirely depends upon the creation of a stable Palestinian state, and idea supported by Muhammad himself.
In the Middle East, Israel is one of the strongest countries. According to Aaron Miller, Author of The Much too Promised Land, Israel has a large and vibrant “high-tech” sector, and companies in said sector hold 120 different stocks on American exchanges (Miller, Document 2). On the authority of Rami Khouri, columnist, the United States has shown great respect and friendship to Israel ( Khouri, Document 1). American support in Israel has helped to boost their economy and create the modern nation that exists today. Without help from the United States, Israel may not have even existed, and many Jewish Israelis feel indebted to the United States in some part for it’s role in giving Jews a safe place after the Holocaust. Helping Israel has created a powerful ally, not to mention a powerful country, one that has and will continue to shape history.
It may be true that Israel's economy is good, but an economy only stands strong when security stands strong. Israelis have been oppressing Palestinians for a long time, which caused and causes, many different disagreements. As per the word of Khouri, Israel could indeed survive without Palestinian statehood, but only if surrounded by massive walls and protective missile shields (Khouri, Document 1). This statement illustrates the fact that Palestinians are unhappy with the Israelis and Israel’s survival depends upon the creation of a Palestinian state. Without...