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-1 On September 6, 1948, the Beirut Daily Telegraph quoted Emil Ghory, secretary of the AHC, as saying: "The fact that there are those [Arab] refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agreed upon this policy unanimously. .." Still today, the Palestinian- Israeli conflict is a burning debate. A debate that for the past century has seemed to go nowhere. For it is a debate that it is riddled with what seems to be unsolvable problems. The historical roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the question of morality on both sides of the conflict are both responsible for the current political and religious debacle in the middle east. The diaspora could be considered the starting point for the conflict. The Jews had been dreaming of a homeland since the destruction of the Jewish statehood in ancient times. The Zionists, a group started by Jewish nationals in the 19 th century, led an organized political movement to transform that dream into a reality. The Zionists believed that a secular Jewish state should be created in Palestine because of their historical ties to the area. Palestine was under the rule of the Turkish Ottoman Empire until 1918. Although the empire had a primarily Arab population, the Jews that lived there were not forced to convert. (Davis, Notes) The true conflict began with the Balfour declaration in 1917. In this declaration Arthur Balfour calls for the British government to sympathize with the Jews and establish a homeland for them within Palestine. In 1918 the British made Palestine a protectorate. The Arabs were outraged because they perceived the British occupation as an attempt to
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIS 132 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '07 term at North Shore.

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