A conflict between Palestine and Israel began when a promise was made by Britain in 1917 to make Palestine Israel’s homeland, and their belief that the land was meant for them since biblical times. Despite their beliefs and Britain’s promise, it still does not give them the right to drive Palestinians out of their homes. They should negotiate and come up with a peaceful agreement instead of causing conflict and violence. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians still exists today, they have yet to find a way to resolve their conflict and live together in peace once again.
There was a time where many Jewish people lived in Palestine peacefully with the Arabs. It was during the 19th century when the Turkish Ottoman Empire had control over Palestine between the periods of 1517-to 1917. During World War one the control of the Ottoman Empire was coming to an end. Britain and the Arabs united together to get rid of the Ottoman Empire once and for all, and they succeeded.1
The conflict began to surface after the Ottoman was finally defeated. Britain gained control and promised the Arabs independence as soon as Palestine was able to get back on their feet and rule again. “ The British promised the Palestinian Arabs independence” 2Their reason for that was to thank them for helping Britain defeat the Turks. Even though Britain Promised the Palestinian’s their independence, they were unaware of their hidden agenda. They had already made the same promise to the Jews. Britain’s foreign secretary Balfour drafted the Balfaur Declaration. In 1917 “ He promised the Jewish people their homeland” 3 Now there were two sets of promises made to different groups to conquer the same country.
“soon it became clear that there was no plan for the Arabs to develop there own nation.”4 They started to feel that the British have betrayed them. They were adamant about gaining their independence that powers of Europe were controlling. 5 That was not their only dilemma, they were beginning to compete with the Jewish settlers that were coming in. 6 The Palestinians were already against Large amounts of Jews immigrating to their country, so they formed a riot to put a stop to it. In response to the riot Britain formed a Policy to limit the amount of Jews that immigrated to Palestine. That came to end soon after because of Britain’s attempt to salvage their good relationship with the Jews. That is when the amount of Jews began to dramatically increase. 7
“ this postcard is the last one I write as a European; today in a few hours, I will become Asian. I have absolutely no regrets for that nice cultured label’ European”’ 8
This was a statement made by an 18 year old Zionist from Vilna Poland on his journey to Palestine in 1926. Jews already began moving to Palestine because of the trouble they were having in Europe. Their settlement in Palestine was highly organized and began to expand at a quick rate. The Jewish developed a fund that helped them purchase large...