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The Us And Middle East Relations After The Second World War

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After the Second World War, the US and UN should have taken the pre-violence prevention measures to prevent the deadly growth of the conflict but instead, US sort of took position with Israel at the early stage, this was one of the great spoilers that prolonged the conflict. This can be seen in the US use of veto power in the UN Security Council in favour of Israel’s actions in the Palestine territory which includes major parts of Jerusalem.
In the light of these, the US foundational basis for mediation in the conflict took the path of “COERCION” against Palestine which is why one can only speak of little success (at least a cease fire) situation in the conflict today.
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It is easy to point fingers – for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel’s founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security." Barack Obama
This in my view, is a shift from negative to positive peace building process. It points to the fact that the role and importance of the individual in any mediation process can be a major deciding factor. Subsequently, in 2011, President Obama stated that the 1967 boarders based on mutual agreement between Israel and Palestine should be the basis for final agreement. This move got the EU’s backing.
Prior to Obama’s era, there has been a sense among Americans to support Israel being itself a holy ground for Christianity. This support is unconditional and has been the driving force for US foreign policy towards Israel; thus projecting a form of anti-Arabic policy.
US Interest In the Region and Theoretical Perspective.
The US – Middle East relation is one defined by power, liberal political superiority, various forms of mediation diplomacy such as; containing violent conflict (peacekeeping), Peace-making, Peace-building, reconciliation and quest to impose western...

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