The Middle East: A Theory of Conflict Introduction The Middle East is a realm of conflict. Television broadcasts, newspaper reports, and books about the region all tell the same story. Going back for centuries, the Middle East has been dominated by violence. Today, the Middle East is defined by the tension between the Jewish state, Israel, and its Muslim neighbors in all directions. Why is the dispute between Israel and its neighbors so intense? The question is very basic, yet the urgency and intensity of the conflict prompt us to ask it again. Perhaps, if the roots of the conflict can be better understood, peace could become possible, or at least more possible than it appears today. There are many theories about the conflict in the Middle...The end:
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