The Israel-palestine conflict has its solution in the backing of the international community. Only a strong and willing political leadership can resolve the Middle East crisis.
Palestinians continue to face obstacles in their demand for an independent state.
In the current political environment, the Middle East has become a hotspot once again and it seems the Israel-Palestine conflict is still a burning issue that deserves the international community’s urgent attention.
According to a 2007 poll, the majority of Israelis and Palestinians opted for an independent State of Palestine (SOP) alongside the Israeli state as an ultimate solution to the conflict. But a number of significant obstacles cast dark shadows over what now is the popular demand.
The Israel-Palestine conflict is not as simple as it appears. It is not just between the two warring parties and the involvement of regional and global power further contributes to the complexity of the issue. It is also not just Israel and Palestine clinging to rhetoric, but also the world pow- ers’ lust to exploit the issue for leveraging their meddling in the Middle Eastern affairs.
Declaring the SOP, as it is expected in the United Nation’s General Assembly meeting in September, would have different ramifications than 1948 when the state of Israel was carved out in the heart of the Middle East. The proposed state would envelope the territory of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Since then consistent efforts were launched by the Arab world that also took other countries in its fold. However, it appears that most of the frustrated Arab attempts further complicated the issue and dampened the hopes for an amicable resolution.
The trouble began when Arabs declared a war on Israel in 1973 which provoked Israel putting the status of Palestine as an independent state in jeopardy. If Arabs are fed up with Israel, so does the Jewish state as well as the main external actors involved in the Palestinian saga, particularly the Quartet comprising the United Nations which is expected to table and pass the resolution in favor of a sovereign Palestinian state this month; the European Union with its cautious rather empty approach to-