The Historical Impediments to Arab-Israeli Peace and the Role for the United States
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper addresses the causal factors that have inhibited a final peace settlement and discusses the actions necessary for the United States to undertake to create a real peace in the hotly contested region. Since the adoption of UN resolution 181 that divided British ruled Palestine into Jewish and Arab states and brought about conflict between them, a peaceful settlement has eluded Israel and its Arab neighbors for more than 50 years. While there have been diplomatic stopgap measures to end the hostilities, friction between the two groups has been intense enough to ignite four major wars and many border skirmishes. The opportunity exists today to end the Arab Israeli conflict as long as the United States takes the lead in brokering negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in an even handed manner.
- Government and Political Science