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Israel-Palestine Ethnic Conflict

AP Human Geo Gali Elkon Lev, Ivo Erben, Helen Gardner, Joey Evans

Gali Elkon Lev

on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of Israel-Palestine Ethnic Conflict

Israeli-Palestinian Ethnic Conflict Gali Elkon Lev
Ivo Erben
Helen Gardner
Joey Evans Sources Gidean, Doran. "Countries and Their Cultures." Culture of Israel. Advameg, Inc,
n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Israel.html>.

We used this to find information about and compare the Israeli and Palestinian groups.

"Palestine-Israeli Conflict." Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2012. <http://www.azdema.gov/museum/famousbattles/pdf/Palestinian-Israeli%20Conflict-072809.pdf>.

We used this source to find information about the causes and roots of this ethnic conflict.

Smith, Dita, Laura Stanton, Bill Webster, Nelson Hsu, and Jefferson Morely.
"One Land, Two Peoples." The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 2002. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/flash/world/israel/IsraelHistory.htm>.

We used this source to find information about what the two groups are fighting over and where the conflict is going on.

"Middle East." Map. Google Earth. Google, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012.

We used this source to get the map with the smaller scale.

"Israel and its Surroundings." Map. Google Earth. Google, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012.

We used this source to get the map with the larger scale.

"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a Nutshell." The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. N.p., 2007. Web. 02 Oct. 2012.

We used this source to find information as to what they groups are fighting over and to get a basic introduction to and summary of the conflict. Causes of the Conflict 1897: Zionism movement -- Jewish state sought to be established in Palestine

Anti-Semitism encouraged more and more Jews to immigrate to Palestine. Palestinians were becoming frustrated with all of the Jews arriving.

After WWII, the Jewish Agency wrote to the UK, demanding that Palestine become an independent Jewish state. Jewish people started raiding and killing, and finally the UK gave the issue to the UN.

The UN proposed two states: Jewish and Arab, and although the Jews accepted, the Arabs did not.

Civil War broke out, and the Jews ultimately captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, including the holy sites. More Causes of the Conflict (Breezy Squid) The Israelis The Israelis define their culture largely around their religion

Identify themselves as part of a larger international community

Hebrew is Israel's official language

National identity to Israelis is somewhat bound up within their identity as Jews Many Palestinians living in Israeli occupied territory identify themselves as Muslims, Christians, Arabs, Palestinians, or by the nation they were born in (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, etc.)

Much of their identity is also based on both religious and cultural elements of the Muslim faith. However, some Palestinians are Christians.

The Palestinians Arabs' traditions were founded in Muslim culture

The Palestinian population uses Arabic as an "official" language, although the Hebrew language is widely used within their area of residence The Palestinians What are they fighting over? Occupied territories:
West Bank
Palestinian and Israeli terrorist attacks
Legal rights
Water rights Jewish people? Terrorists
Freedom fighters

Completely depends on the side of the conflict Jerusalem Holy site to not only Muslims and Jews, but also Christians
Creates a whole new level to the conflict
The christian population there becomes involved
Wants the city or at least "their" part of it as their territory Thanks for
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