Trying to bring peace to an area that has seen so much struggle, hatred, and war for such a long period of time may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, with the election of Ariel Sharon as the Israel Prime Minister, new policies were installed and followed through with to help better the situation. Sharon's act of withdrawing from the Gaza Strip in August relieved great tension for the two governments. Also, the decision of Interim Prime Minister Eduh Olmert, to allow Palestinians in Israel to cast absentee ballots in January's election showed Israel promotes democracy in Palestine, leading to better chances of peace. Because Israel has made, and carried out, these policies we must stand affirmed to the resolution that the policy decisions of the current Israeli government toward the Palestinian state have improved prospects for peace in the Middle East.
First, we must look at a few definitions from Webster's dictionary.
Policy is a principle, plan, or course of action. A prospect is an anticipation.
The first policy that was most important in improving peace was Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in August 2005. Israel evacuated civilian settlements and the residential buildings were demolished after August 15. The disengagement from the Gaza Strip was completed on September 12 2005, when the last Israeli soldier left the Gaza strip. In the article by "The Forgotten West Bank" George Gavrilis he speaks of the withdrawal and says "Palestinian Authority has never had it so good. Since the withdrawal, a host of foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions have pledged to help the Palestinians build a functioning government there." This policy has also been supported by the UN. Ibrahim Gambari, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs for the United Nations, told the Security Council on August 24, 2005 "Israel...