(Made rebloggable as per request of several people. [x])
I’m assuming you’re asking how the conflict started (correct me if you’re wrong), and the issue is one that is rather long and complicated. The perhaps short version would be:
The land (of Canaan) was one that used to be owned by the Canaanites before Jews migrated there at about 18000 B.C. That’s a long time ago, but looking at the conflict requires that you look at historical context.
After the Romans expelled the Jews from the place those who remained were a variety of people with Canaanite/ Arab/ Persian/ other descendent. There had been a point where the Muslim empire was expanding and a lot of Arabs had come to the area, had converted the natives to Islam, and had intermarried to a point that Canaanites and Arabs were intermingled so much the land became accepted as an Arab country. This was I think, around the 7th century.
Most Zionists like to claim that when Jews are “reclaiming their land” but this claim is not exactly one with a lot of standing because, if you think about it, the Jews were there for only a short amount of time in all of the history of Palestine.
In the 1920-40s when the British were in control, they said they would give land to the Jews (the Balfour Declaration) which has become Zionists ‘claim’ to the land except what the British was doing was ‘giving away’ land that wasn’t theirs to begin with (they were an European country, the land is Arab), without permission of the residents of the land.
But that’s when things started going downhill for Palestinians, and through the years Palestinians have been expelled from their homes repeatedly and have it taken over by Zionists who would like the land to be for Jews. There has been a genocide against the Palestinians for years now- genocide: deliberate cleansing of an ethnic group- and is still continuing.
And currently, the Palestinians are trying to reclaim their land even as Israelis have a genocide against them. Israel has diplomatic ties with a lot of countries, but its main supporter/ally is the U.S. Considering the corruption of the U.S. government, it’s not surprising.
In 2011 the U.N. recognition vote for Palestine gave these results. So, you know, most of the UN recognizes Palestine.