Massive persecution of the Jews in the 19th century marked the genesis of the Middle East conflicts. Since the persecution became a world issue, world leaders agreed to establish a Jewish state in the Middle East. Tabarani argues that, since the British Empire had a mandate over Palestine from 1920 to 1947, it was convenient to impose the Jewish people on the Palestinians who had peace and tranquility for several years (42).
Hence, the central argument of the proposal is that the migration of the Jews contributed to the instability in the Middle East between. As a preview of the main points, the proposal will examine the problem, significance of the study, research plan, limitations, benefits, and eventually provide a conclusion.
Western countries, particularly the Britain and Germany, created the instabilities in the Middle East just after colonialism. According to Tabarani, while Germany through Ottoman Empire supported the creation of new states such as Palestine, the British foreign minister, Lord Balfour, supported the creation of the Jewish state through the Balfour Declaration (43).
On this basis, colonial legacies, increased poverty, conflicts over resources, and the imposition of Jews on the Arabs are the major causes of conflicts in the Middle East.
Many historians and scholars of international relations confirm that the conflicts in the region are associated with resource allocation and division of the Arab land. In this view, the major objective of the paper is to prove through research that problems, which humans experience in the Middle East, require leaders to resolve because they are the cause.
Rationale and Significance
The paper presents some of the causes of conflicts in the Middle East that have continuously affected the performance of states in the region. The study is very important as it sheds some light on one of the global problems that is associated with terrorism.
Although many people believe that terrorism is part of the Islamic ideals, the reality is that “the frustrations compel Palestinians to engage in acts of extremism and suicide bombing” in the Middle East (Penslar 21). Therefore, the study presents a new perspective of understanding conflict system in the Middle East.
In the research plan, the study will employ the reasoning of Toulmin, which respects the views of all people. Based on the reasoning, the study will explain the underlying assumptions that define general argument of conflicts in the Middle East. The paper will support the argument using primary and secondary sources from other scholars.
Lack of sufficient data and adequate studies on the topic are the major limitations of the study. The insufficiency of the primary and secondary sources is a limitation of the study because studies regarding conflicts in the Middle East are limited.
Additionally, given that many people have linked Islam with extremism and terrorism, there is a tendency that scholars have some biases when performing and presenting their research findings. Hence, biases limit the validity and reliability of primary and secondary information.
Benefits of the Study
The research findings have significant benefits as they enhance understanding of the conflicts in the Middle East and formulation of effective solutions. With the enhanced understanding of the causes of conflicts, policy makers can formulate effective solutions to end and prevent conflicts.
Moreover, the study is of great benefit as it disputes the common assumptions that Muslims are to blame for the conflicts that happen between Jews and Palestinians in the Middle East.
The conflicts in the Middle East center on the migration of the Jews from Europe and other parts of the world into Israel. The migration of Jews coupled with the interests of western countries fueled the conflicts between Palestinians and Jews in the Middle East.
As sources of conflicts range from conflict over resources to religious differences, misconceptions depict Muslims as extremists and terrorists. Hence, the study aims to enhance the understanding of the conflicts and demystify misconceptions with the objective of defining effective solutions.
Penslar, Derek. Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective. New York, 2007. Print.
Tabarani, Gabriel. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Balfour Promise to Bush Declaration: The Complications and the Road for Lasting Peace. London: AuthorHouse, 2008. Print.