There are different views and requirements from both sides which must be compromised upon in order to settle for peace. It has to be understood that this conflict should be resolved at the earliest because of the fact that there are many countries in the Middle East that are highly influenced by these conflicts. In fact over the passage of time Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan all have been affected by strikes from Israel due to various reasons (Finkelstein, 2003). Moreover, the Jerusalem is the holy place for Muslims as well as Jews and Christians so when the reason becomes religious all the Muslims can reunite to fight against the Israel (Selby, 2004). The better would be to go for resolution as soon as possible.
Palestinians have demands all according to the UN Security Council suggestions. They demand that they should be given full freedom with all the borders that were in 1967. They say that when the international borders have been decided what is the reason for Israel to cross those borders without UN taking any serious steps in stopping it (Finkelstein, 2003). They demand that they should be given the control of Eastern Jerusalem at every cost because it was decided in the UN resolution that the control of East Jerusalem will be always for the Palestine. Moreover their other legal demand is that the Israeli forces should leave the Palestinian territory as soon as possible because being a free country they don’t want any other country’s forces to invade their country whenever they want (Holliday, 1999). And in the end they also want that the refugees should move back to their homes those were forced to leave from Israel. On the neutral point of view, we can all see that they are talking about their rights which should be given to them at all costs. They are only asking for their rights which have been decided for them in 1967. Even in 1967 they are treated with injustice but still they have managed to understand the truth of the situation. Israelis have been able to control all the major cities of Palestine in order to cope with the terrorism (Holliday, 1999). They have been ever so increasing their territory by forcing Palestinians backward. They have made the people of those areas to leave their homes and property as well. Any protests from them have been dealt with killing and abusing in various ways (Harms, 2008). The control of the water has been taken away from them and in this situation we are observing that UN and USA who always try to be the good guys have always been supporting Israel against these things and in fact they haven’t even tried the counter strike against Israel as they did in Afghanistan and Iraq. If they are unable to resolve this clear issue, there is no question of the existence of UN when it can’t do anything.
In the meantime various discussions have taken place between the leaders of both countries and Israel has sometimes agreed to free the Palestinian but they have not given any deadline. Moreover, the meaning of freedom is quite different in the Israeli dictionary where they still want their forces to control the major security of the areas (Ismael, 2006). This thing has made things even worst. Hamas, the religious group fighting for the freedom is always trying to take extreme actions against the Israeli forces and people against the terror attacks by the Israeli forces that would kill innocent people of Palestine (Selby, 2004). These kinds of suggestions have made Palestinians to realize that Israel is not serious in the approach towards peace. Only one leader of Israel Ehad Barak has seemed too tried for the peace when he started negotiations with the Palestinians for the control of East Jerusalem but right after this suggestion he was taken off being as a prime minister. His successor Ariel Sharon is considered as the extremist towards Muslims and he again tried to play with word on the expense of power (Ciment, 1997). Ending of the Israeli occupation in Palestine is out of question because of the issues of security of Israel. Israel has made clear that it will take all the steps for the security which requires their troops to stay in Palestine still after they are given the status of independent state (Ciment, 1997). Hamas at this point takes the initiative to dismiss the talks when deem appropriate due to the mishandling of serious issues like this. No state can think of being controlled by their enemies (Ismael, 2006). These kinds of issues have made the conflict more and harder for both the countries. Palestinians also want that the refugees that belong from the Israeli land should return back to their homes as it was Israel who forced them out. This thing is out of question from Israeli point of view because of the fact that it will then not be the place for the Jews to live as Jews, it will become a mixture of Jews and Muslims and it is intolerable for them (Harms, 2008). The hard stance from the Israel is the extreme level of injustice and a course of terror with the innocent people who are not able to stand for themselves when their children are killed in front of them. The level of hatred has grown so high that most of the Palestinians just want war and support Hamas because of its actions against Israel in their own language.