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Surname 1 Name Professor Course Date The Israel Palestine Conflict The Israel-Palestine conflict can be traced back to the 20th Century when Jews were escaping anti-Semitism prosecution in Europe. (Donald, 66), terms the conflict unresolvable, the conflict is based on the claim and control of Palestine. Both parties believe the land belongs to them, the Israelis believe the land was given to them by "GOD" while the Palestinians claim their ancestors have lived in the land for thousands of years ( Atran et al., 1039) . The position held by both parties are deep and emotional, each population has a profound claim on the land and previous attempts for mediation have failed because of intractable claim held by both sides (Donald, 66). Efforts for a long lasting solution continue, however, the Palestinian are more Pessimistic about finding a peaceful and a permanent solution to the conflict. A cording to survey carried by Harry Truman Research Institute both in Israel and Palestine, 57% of Palestinians are pessimistic about finding peace. The majority of Palestinians believe Israel has always maintained a desire to expand their borders. Expansion of Israel border from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River would mean the total expulsion of Palestine, a factor that has increased pessimism for a long-lasting peace among the Palestinians. The latest move by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel Capital city left only 4.7 % of the Palestinians with hope for peace. The majority of Palestinians perceived the United States actions as a

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