The arab israeli conflcit has its roots
the end of the second world war from 1947.
Part of the arrangement was that Jerusalem
shoud be jointly owned by jews and arabs.
This was not fully accepted by Arabs and led
to a war in 1948 after which Israel
declared itself to be an independent state.
After these early events a truce was
brokered between the participants.
There have been many wars and lesser events
over the decades since, but all can be
traced back to the arabs belief that
their land was forcefully and unlawfully
occupied by Israel.
Latter day strategies used by Israel to
maintain some degree of peace consisted of
building a wall around the west bank with
the aim of physically separating the two
sides. This has had some benefit but does
not stop the launching of rockets into
Many peace moves have been attempted
over the decades. On a smaller scale there
have been local initiatives in local arab
villages such as Walleja where home
skills have been taught for many years