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A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

February 25, 2019

Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Yet not many know that you can support both Palestinians and Israelis.  Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. This doesn't stop U.S. politicians from disagreeing on the subject, with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the forefront. The question over whether it is anti-semitic and out to des...

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