Why do Israelis like India

Peace issues

Border: An important point of conflict is the dispute over the demarcation of the border between Israel and the areas in which the Palestinians live. The drawing of borders, as it was drawn up by the UN in 1947, has already shifted further to the detriment of the Palestinians as a result of the wars. The Palestinians want a larger area than what they are currently entitled to. Palestinian territories are the so-called Gaza Strip in the west and the West Bank on the border with Jordan.

The Israeli military controls the border crossings with the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military is also very well represented in the West Bank. Israel fears that without their military control, the Palestinians could attack again. The Palestinians go there demanding control over their own land.

Housing development: In the West Bank, Israelis have built houses and built entire villages. They are called settlements. The Palestinians are demanding an immediate stop to the construction of settlements, and as a further step even the withdrawal of settlers from the West Bank. A majority of Israelis also speak out against the settlements. They believe that this is an important step towards peace with the Palestinians. And yet no Israeli government that advocated the withdrawal of settlers from the West Bank has remained in power in the past 40 years. According to international law, the Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory are illegal and must be evacuated.


Jerusalem: Jerusalem is the most important religious site for the Jews. We call them the Western Wall and they are the remains of a temple that was destroyed during the Roman Empire. Jews from all over the world go there to pray. In addition, a large number of religious Jews live here. But there are also many Palestinians living in Jerusalem. It's a special city for them too. On the mountain on which the Jewish temple once stood, there are now important Muslim shrines: the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. Both are hundreds of years old and very sacred to Muslims. There is something special to pray here. So both sides want to claim Jerusalem for themselves. So far the city has been divided into two parts.


Refugees: Because Israel was able to conquer Palestinian territories during the two wars of 1948/49 and 1967, there are approximately 5 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants (most of them live in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon). The refugees insist on the right to return to their homeland in what is now Israel. But Israel does not agree to this right. There is even a demand that a peace treaty stipulates that they will not return.

Water: Access to water is another major point of conflict. Because the region in the Middle East is very dry. As the population in Israel and the Palestinian territories continues to grow, this problem is becoming more acute. Israel manages most of the water sources in the region. The Palestinians are pending. So water is often used as a means of pressure in a conflict.

Faith: Another important aspect in the conflict is that there are two or even three different religions that clash: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Different customs, traditions and holidays often exacerbate the opposition between Palestinians and Jews.