The Arab-Israeli conflict is a profound international conflict, which has comprehensive influence in Middle-East and globally. The key to a solution to controversial issues is to understand thoroughly which factors cause them. I wrote an essay on this issue last summer in my Master study in International affairs at the University of Iceland. I now publish a part of it for readers of Digital Journal.
We will study an origin and nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict which have exists as long as the preparation began for the foundation of the State of Israel as an independence and sovereign democratic state. Furthermore we study the history of Jews and Arabs in Palestine. We study some of the unsuccessful peace proposals between parties which still can't trust each others. And finally: Have influence of international organizations such as the United Nations increased after the end of the cold war in Middle-East?
In a fragile peace process it is crucial that moderate voices for peace and understandings are listened to instead of the loud scream of extremist groups. Scholars in IR argue which factors are relevant to bring peace in international disputes between states. We will analyse two relevant doctrines; liberal institutionalism and realism. The former emphasizes on the role of international organizations to establish and ensure peace.
The conflict between Palestinians and Israel has amplified in recent years after a positive development towards peace in the afterward of the Cold War. Why?
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