Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - by Catie

By: Catie P

The Israel-Palestine conflict was a conflict that occurred  over a country in Southwest Asia called “Palestine” by the Arabs and “Israel” by the Israeli Jews. The Palestinian Arabs and the Israeli Jews both believed that their people had rightful claim to the land, so a fair solution needed to be put in place. The One State solution was a solution where both groups were to share the same land and have equal rights. The Two State solution was a solution where the land of Israel/Palestine was to be split into equal sections for both the Palestinians and the Israeli Jews to have for themselves. 

The Two State solution was the better of the two, because it could have led to a real end of conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs over this issue. The Two State solution had, overall, more of the population in favor of it than for the One State solution. The One State solution would have only led to an increase in the problem.

The arguments over which group should get the land of

Israel might have finally been over, as both peoples would have been living within recognized borders. The Two State solution would have meant the end of fighting, with each groups’ dreams of becoming their own independent country met. The One State solution, on the other hand could only water down the dreams of the Palestinians and the Israeli Jews, as neither would be free of the other, and neither would be able to live as they would have liked.

The Two State solution was far more supported than the One State solution. While a larger percentage of the Israeli Jews responded to both solutions than the Palestinians, the Two State solution was favored by forty-six percent of the Palestinian respondents. This percentage was much greater than that of the One State solution, which was favored by only fourteen percent of the Palestinians who responded.
        The Two State solution was the better solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, because it could have led to a real end to this argument, and a greater margin of the Israeli and Palestinian respondents favored this solution, rather than the One State solution. Contact a local congressman today; it’s not too late to save the land of Israel/Palestine!


  • Vladimir Putin, JD, PhD, President of the Russian Federation, in a transcript of a May 24, 2002 speech titled "Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin on the Situation in the Middle East," available at the US Government Printing Office website

Georgia and CC Standards

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.

  • c. Describe how land and religion are reasons for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

L6-8RH1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.