This paper is about the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and favors the side of Israel. Basically a persuasive essay and argues for Israel.

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Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, there has been constant fighting between Israelis and Arabs. The Israelis have the right to live peacefully in Israel, but there is a conflict because the Palestinians feel that Israel is their land. During recent years the conflict in the Middle East had been exploded on to our television screens. Day after day images of violence and suffering have dominated the news. Scenes of heavily armed Israeli soldiers facing young Palestinian children hurling stones with slingshots- like Goliath facing David- have evoked dismay and confusion. The vehemence of the Palestinian reaction is a result of years of pent-up anger and frustration. The Israeli response has been swift and determined: Palestinian towns have been besieged, territories sealed off and negotiations suspended between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives (Cohn-Sherbok 9).

The Palestinians who use dirty tactics such as terrorism and suicide bombings to promote their government are only degrading their cause and worsening the situation in the Middle East.

The people of Israel do not deserve the treatment that they are receiving from the Arab people who live in the Middle East region of the world. Israel should not grant the Palestinian people with their own Palestinian land because they are undeserving of it, as they have committed many shameful, despicable acts of violence. The Palestinians are Arabs, and there are other countries where the Palestinians can establish a land in which they can call their own. The country of Jordan could easily harbor a land or home for the Palestinian people, as many of its citizens are Palestinian already.

Israel was established in 1948, and the Jews have continuously lived in the region for the past 3,700 years. Israel is also the only democratic government that exists in the Middle East. Palestinians demand...