Israel Releases Prisoners

posted Oct 30, 2013, 12:43 PM by Social Studies with Mister Parker   [ updated Oct 30, 2013, 12:44 PM ]

Yesterday Israel released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. Many people think this is a step toward peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Many Israelis protested against this decision.

In class we discussed how the establishment of Israel resulted in a lot of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Hopefully this release of prisoners may help resolve some of that conflict

SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

b. Explain the historical reasons for the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Zionism in Europe.