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"A clash of rights"

             Since the beginning of Palestine's Independence from the League of Nations (now known as the United Nations) in 1948, The Arab-Israeli conflict has been a matter of concern to the public eye as the situation is so intense and fragile, that it could implode with the slightest breath. With this, many historians have inputted many ideologies to how the conflict could be resolved. One such person is J.L. Talmon, a leading Israeli historian, who describes himself as a follower of the Jewish cause, but also believes in Arab rights and claims. Yet, in an interview on the Arab-Israeli Reader, He saw the conflict as "a clash of rights for which a solution could only be found on the lines of least injustice, and where no perfect justice was possible." Nevertheless, I agree with this statement, as I believe it is the only way to find a solution to the never-ending conflict. This essay will justify the reasons why I believe in Talmon's statement with references to the so-called "Road Map to Peace" and how the Israelites have won the ultimate struggle for recognition in today's society.
             The word justice has been a testing revelation to the residents of Israel and Palestine. Throughout the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the term has been the reason for the ongoing battle for ownership as one side is against the other. Palestine, the turf, has been the subject of curiosity to people around the world with its conflict placing fear and anguish to the hearts of many as its volatile status may lead to the start of the Third World War. Many consider the confrontations between the Arabs and the Israelis as a Holy War as the "The Holy Land" has significance to both parties. Palestine is of religious significance to the Israeli's as it is the home of "The Wailing Wall". It is the remaining and intact supporting wall of the Second Jerusalem Temple (70AD). .
             It became the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness and tradition by virtue of its propinquity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple, from which, according to Jewish Rabbis", the Divine Presence never departed.

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