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Garnet Smith
Russian Federation
Israel-Palestine Conflict
January 19, 2016

Russias Involvement in the Israel-Palestine Issue


Although many states believe that one country has the right to the Israel land, Russia
believes that both Palestinians and Israel have the right to the land.

Since 1947 the UN has created 131 resolutions regarding the Palestine-Israel conflict, 45
of which have been condemned by Israel. Throughout the 1940 to the 1970s Israeli began
moving into Palestine and by 1968 Israel won a war against Syria, Egypt and Lebanon for the
freedom of their country. One article Written by The Editors of Encyclopdia Britannica states
The first war immediately followed Israels proclamation of statehood on May 14, 1948. Arab
forces from Egypt, Transjordan (Jordan), Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon occupied the areas in southern
and eastern Palestine. The first war immediately followed Israels proclamation of statehood on
May 14, 1948. Arab forces from Egypt, Transjordan (Jordan), Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon occupied
the areas in southern and eastern Palestine not During this time several million Palestinians have
been displaced from their country to the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, and many were refugees in
neighboring countries. Having a rough idea of both sides of the conflict Russia desires to aid
each country in their struggle to finding an appropriate resolution
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Russia seeks to maintain ties between Israel and Palestine the Russian Federation has
openly discussed the growing friendship with Israel and has recognize and continues to
recognize Palestine as a state. In an interview with the Member and Director of RAS Institute of
Oriental Studies, Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, states The relations have been traditionally good. Russia
is a member of the Middle East Quartet and has been assisting Palestine in certain areas.
Russia hopes to be a founding force on a resolution that all parties involved agree with and
benefit from. This role that Russia hopes to take on will also increase the ties between the Arab
states and will be cause for communication among the Arab League and other states. This
resolution will require the reintroduction of Palestinians back into Israel and an overhaul of
borders. These borders will resemble the borders of the state in 1967, where the country is split
somewhat evenly. Russia hopes to add or forfeit parts of this resolution based on request of all
involved states/countries.

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