David Christensen

The Holy Land Mired in an Unholy Struggle

To understand better the bitterness that currently embroils the Middle East, a person needs to appreciate the background of the current struggle in the lands we know as Israel and Palestine from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Powell mission of 2002. This presentation discusses the formation of the state of Israel, the roots of the clashes between the Jewish people and their Arabic neighbors, and the impasse at which the parties currently find themselves, a special emphasis on the implications of this struggle for U.S. foreign policy.