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The Need For Peace in the Middle East The quest for peace in the Middle East has been going on for decades It all started in 1948 when Israel declared its independence and fought Arab nations to secure it However the Arabs were left unsatisfied while the Israelis wanted more control over land In 1967 the six-day war erupted resulting with Israel seizing the West Bank Gaza Sinai East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights The war left the situation unchanged and the Arabs and Israelis have been fighting ever since Middle East peace is important because without an agreement both sides will remain hostile towards each other and wars will be constantly taking place Numerous people will be killed and a settlement wont be reached Jerusalem the creation of a Palestinian state and American and International aid are the top three issues that need to be resolved Jerusalem is the holy city for Jews Muslims and Christians Jerusalem is the sticking point of the peace summit and is the most difficult issue as it is virtually impossible to please both sides Presently Israel has control over the city Israel insists on retaining sovereignty over the eternal city and hopes a deal will win world recognition of that right Palestinians on the other hand wish to reclaim east Jerusalem for the capital of a new Palestinian state and want to share sovereignty This issue should be resolved by making Jerusalem no mans land Jerusalem should be governed by an independent neutral third party Palestinians and Israelis would share it as neither party would have control If the Christians can share it with the Jews and Arabs why cant the Jews and Arabs share with each other The creation of a Palestinian state is one of the main issues the Palestinians are fighting for In order to become a state territory government population and sovereignty are needed Palestinians already have a population and government and need
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