Political Science: Israel and Palestine Conflict What are the roots of the contemporary Israel-Palestinian conflict? Beyond that, what has been going on during the past 10 years? To really understand the matter, we must explore such factors as Zionism, Arab Nationalism, US influence in the region, and even European colonialism. Furthermore, we need to understand the contemporary political landscape in both Israel and Palestine. At the end of the day, the conflict is rooted in this: neither side trusts the other both sides are powerfully and emotionally committed to entrenched positions that cannot allow for concessions. The Israelis want control of the area to ensure their security while the Palestinians are tired of being disarmed and...The end:
.....s aggressively confronted the Israeli government over its perceived lack of support for Israeli settlers in the occupied territories (please see Palmer 131-133). Palestine, of course, does not dare invite any more US hostility. When all is said and done, you have two peoples who cannot compromise because of deep mistrust and because the leaders of both sides have powerful internal forces that will tolerate any concession to the enemy. Both sides also want security and sovereignty of course, but they cannot bear living beside one another. Works Cited Mishal , Shaul & Avraham Sela . The Palestinian Hamas. New York: Colombia University Press, 2000. Palmer, Monte. The Politics of the Middle East. Belmont, CA: Thomson Higher Education, 2007.