A conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs in the Middle East. The United Nations established Israel, a nation under control of Jews (see also Jews), in Palestine in the late 1940s, in territory inhabited by Palestinian Arabs. Israel was placed in the midst of four Arab nations — Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt (see also Egypt) — and the presence of Israel has led to constant contention between Israel and the Arab world. Both the Israelis and the Arabs claim land in Palestine as theirs by ancestral rights, and war has periodically broken out between them. (See also Yasir Arafat; Gamal Abdel Nasser; intifada; Oslo Accord; Palestine Liberation Organization; Yitzhak Rabin; Anwar Sadat; and Six-Day War.)
Words nearby Arab-Israeli conflict
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In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
Their claims have led to both academic controversy and localized conflict.
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.
This initiative had the support of all 22 members of the Arab League, which in and of itself is remarkable.
World War II is still a long way off, but the seeds of conflict are already being sown on the continent.
He must trust to his human merits, and not miracles, for his Sonship is of no value in this conflict.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
The conflict in Tom's puzzled heart sharpened that evening into dreadful edges that cut him mercilessly whichever way he turned.
In her he felt again, more distinctly than before, another person—division, conflict.
Beneath its far-flung branches a syce was sitting in front of a finely-proportioned and unusually big Arab horse.
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.