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MODEL UNITED NATIONS Delegation : Belgium Committee : Historic Security Council Topic : Palestine Delegates : Karan Malhotra EAST BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL
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The conflict of Palestine traces back all the way to biblical times. According to the Bible, the israelites were expelled from Egypt. They entered Palestine, conquering the surrounding lands and establishing a Jewish state. In the 7th Century, the Arabs conquered Palestine, and apart from two brief stints during the Crusades, Arab empires retained complete control of the region until the demise of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Zionism arose in the 19th century as a nationalist and political movement aimed at restoring the land of Israel as a home for the Jewish people. After World War One, Palestine was controlled by Britain and fell under the British Mandate. The Balfour Declaration is disputed because while Britain was negotiating with the Zionists, it was also making deals with the Arabs. In 1919 an agreement was reached between
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