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U.S. relations with Israel

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Gretchen Fray

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of U.S. relations with Israel

U.S. Relations With

Israel and Palestine
In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish living in peace.
In 1947 the United Nations decided to intervene. Under considerable Zionist pressure, the UN recommended giving away 55% of Palestine to a Jewish state despite the fact that this group represented only about 30% of the total population, and owned under 7% of the land. By the end of the war Israel had conquered 78 million percent of Palestine. 3/4 of a million Palestinians had been refugees and a new map was drawn up in which every city, river and hillock was given a new Hebrew name. All parts of the Palestinian culture were erased.
Israel and Palestine
Israel and Palestine
There has been several wars since 1947 between Israel, Palestine, Arab armies and Eygpt, such as the Six Day War. Conditions between Israel and Palestinians were very tense and active from 1947 and 1980's. Since 1990 things have started to mellow out with the wars.
Israel and Palestine Now
Since 1986 there have been three rebellions by the Palestinians the first which ended in 1993. In 2000 the Palestinians rebelled in what was called the Intifada which ended in 2005. Now, the Second Intifada is still going on today and has been for 5 years. Now very few Palestinians take an active role in rebelling. In 2009 President Obama pressed for a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine allowing a Palestinian State. The Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, agreed, but the Palestinians rejected.
U.S. and Israel
Israel is the largest annual recipient of American aid from 1976 to 2004 and the largest cumulative recipient of aid since World War II. Almost all U.S. aid to Israel is now in the form of military assistance. Largely due to special-interest lobbying, U.S. taxpayers give Israel an average of $7 million per day. As Americans learn about how Israel is using our tax dollars, many are calling for an end to this expenditure.
Theory of U.S. and Israel Relations
It is a theory that the interest in Israel is because the major U.S. population of people of the Jewish and Christian faith. Jerusalem is known as the "Holy Land" for christians because it is the assumed place of Jesus's ministry. For the Jewish faith it is site of the main temple.
Another theory is that the U.S. is arming Israel to attack Iran. This theory was derived after Obama in 2009, approved of the sale of bunker buster bombs to Israel.
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2012. <http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/>.

"A Synopsis of the Israeli-Palestine conflict." Current conflict. If Americans Knew, 2012. Web. 12 Mar
2012. <http://www.ifamericansknew.org/history/>.

CIA, . "The World Factbook: Israel." Central intelligence agency. United States Government, 2011. Web. 12 Mar 2012. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/is.html>.
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