The Arab/Israeli conflict has been present for the longest time in the global political history. The depth of this conflict goes beyond diplomatic disagreements. The conflict is based on mostly religious and social views the two parties hold deeply and firmly. Many nations and international bodies have tried to come up with solutions to end this conflict but this has not changed its scope. According to Gelvin (2005), only the two involved countries are capable of changing the scope of the conflict: a fact neither of the two parties are willing to do. However, recent years have shown the will of the two nations to come to a peace agreement but political analysts have argued that the influence of outside forces is greater than their will to negotiate a peace deal. One significant external force directly linked to this conflict is the United States. The United States is perceived as a great ally of the Israeli nation. At the same time, the nation is directly involved in the quest for peace in the region. In an argument by Citron (2006) the relationship between the United States and Israel is the greatest hindrance to a peace strategy between the Arab and the Israeli. The author further argues that the United States protects nuclear activities carried out by Israel but greatly condemn if any Arab nations use the same weapons. With this intervention, the quest for peace in the region has become an image that may never be achieved. It is also an obvious assumption that the Arab population has a significant level of hate against the United States. And their involvement in the conflict in the Gaza does not make the situation better. One could easily argue that the role of the United States in this particular conflict is to safeguard its interest and their diplomatic relationship with Israel. However, to their defense, the United States government has on several occasions claimed that its involvement in the conflict is based on its responsibility to stop the use of dangerous nuclear weapons rejected across the globe.
Citron, S. (2006). The Indictment: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Historical Perspective. New York & Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House
Gelvin, J. (2005). The Israel-Palestine Conflict: 100 Years of War. New York & Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge UP
Maoz, Z. (2006). Defending the Holy Land. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
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