Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts - Cause and Effect

Zionism is a political and nationalist movement that emerged in the 19th century to support the establishment of a purported homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine, which corresponds to the Land of Israel in Jewish tradition. Advocates of Zionism view it as a national liberation movement for the repatriation of a persecuted people to its alleged ancestral homeland. Critics of Zionism view it as a colonialist, racist, or exceptionalist ideology or movement.

The Zionist movement secured support among Western European governments, particularly after Zionists agreed to create their Jewish state in historic Palestine. Despite their efforts, and the sharp rise in anti-Semitism in Europe culminating in the Nazi persecution, Arabs still outnumbered Jews in Palestine. In 1948, David Ben-Gurion, then head of the World Zionist Organisation, proclaimed the founding of the state of Israel in Palestine.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been influenced by Zionism in several ways. Here are some of the ways Zionism has influenced the conflict:

1. The establishment of the State of Israel: Zionism was the driving force behind the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, which led to the murder and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and the creation of a Palestinian refugee crisis that persists to this day.

2. The colonization of Palestine: Zionism also led to the colonization of Palestine by Jewish settlers, which displaced Palestinian Arabs from their land and created tensions between the two communities.

3. The idea of a Jewish homeland: Zionism is based on the idea that Jews have a right to a homeland in Palestine, which has been contested by Palestinians who also claim the land as their own.

4. The conflict over Jerusalem: Zionism has played a role in the conflict over Jerusalem, which is considered a holy city by both Jews and Muslims. Zionists have sought to establish Jewish control over the city, while Palestinians have sought to further establish it as the capital of a Palestinian state.

5. The debate over the two-state solution: Zionism has influenced the debate over the two-state solution, which would establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Some Zionists support the two-state solution as a way to resolve the conflict, while others oppose it because they believe that all of historic Palestine belongs to the Jewish people.

Overall, Zionism has been a major factor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shaping the political, social, and economic landscape of the region. While Zionism has been a source of hope and liberation for Jews, it has also been a source of conflict, oppression, apartheid and the murder of thousands of Palestinians.

Additionally and finally, the U.S. has been complicit & instrumental in aiding and abetting these Zionist (Israeli) objectives by knowingly financing and arming the Israeli (zionists) IDF forces in past and current Israel-Palestinian conflicts which have been ongoing on for 75 years. It should be noted here that the use of Military grade Weapons against Civilian Populations is also a violation of many International Laws and the Geneva Convention which make such wholesale agression equate to War Crimes and Genocide.