Other players in the crisis
The U.S. and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
The Israel-Palestine conflict has its roots in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Jewish settlers began moving into what was then Ottoman- and later British-controlled Palestine. After World War II and the Holocaust, support for a Jewish state grew, and in 1947 the UN passed a resolution to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. The ensuing 1948 war led to the establishment of the State of Israel.
The Role of International News in the Middle East Conflict
The Middle East conflict has a long history dating back many decades. It arose mainly from territorial differences and political disagreements between various states and groups in the region. In particular, the dispute over land between Israelis and Palestinians is at the heart of the conflict. The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was a major trigger for the ongoing disputes.
Israel and the relationship with neighboring states
Israel is located in the Middle East and shares its borders with several neighboring countries. It borders Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest. It also has a coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, making it a strategically important place in the region.