The Palestinian Israeli conflict has been going on even before Israel was declared a State. Peace talks have been in discussion since the beginning. Both Israel and Palestinians want ownership of the land.
Since the beginning Jews and Palestinian Arabs have lived in the land of Israel, both nations claim ownership of the land. Even before the State of Israel was declared there were talks to make both nations happy. The United Nations Partition Plan, 1947, was a two-state solution. The Jews agreed and were thrilled with the prospect of having a homeland. The Arabs rejected the idea.
Israel has always been willing to talk peace. Israel has given up land such as the Gaza Strip in 2005, in the hope of reaching peace but to no avail. Over 20,000 rockets have fallen in Israel since they disengaged from Gaza! Is this peace? I think not.
The Palestinians have not been so forthcoming in the peace talks. Hamas continues to rain down rockets in Israel and continues with acts of terror. Their main aim to wipe Israel off the map. In order to start with peace talks they need to first recognize Israel, but they will not do that. How can you talk peace with an enemy who doesn’t not want you to exist?
There are some countries, such as Egypt who do have a peace treaty with Israel. This was signed in 1979. Jordan who also have a signed peace treaty with Israel, signed in 1994.
Maybe one day there will be peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The biggest question would be is how high a loss will peace come for each side. As Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister 1969-1974 said “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”