Perhaps one of the most intensely debated issues these days is the “Israeli-(Palestinian) Arab Conflict.” Everyone has an opinion on which party is more at fault here, and how the crisis should be “solved” by the parties and the world community. However, I often find that ordinary people – and even many partisans on both sides – are surprisingly misinformed about some of the facts of this conflict. This misinformation is a barrier towards developing a true solution to the problem. Here is my list of the top eight facts that need to be known about this “Conflict,” in no particular order:
So before someone makes a grossly incorrect allegation about this conflict, I encourage you to check your facts first. If you find that you are relying on one of the above untruths, may I humbly suggest that you rethink your entire argument. If you don’t, you can expect to be called to account for your faulty contention.
Adam Turner serves as staff counsel to the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum and the Endowment for Middle East Truth. He is a former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he focused on national security law.
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