How has the history of conflict shaped the nature of Israeli society? Israeli conflict spans almost a century of open hostilities and political tensions, though the country was established in 1948 as a sovereign state. Some of the conflicts involve the Zionist movement establishment and the establishment of the modern State of Israel regarded by the people of the country as their historical homeland (James 23-78). Most of the Israeli conflicts start as a nationalist or political conflict over territorial competition ambitions for instance the Ottoman Empire collapse (Fred 21-35).
This has experienced shifts over the years and it is growing from regional Arab–Israeli conflict and becoming more of conflict between the local Israeli and the Palestinian. This paper looks into the Israeli conflict and its effects on the people of the country over years. It digs deep into how the conflict in the country has shaped the nature of the society. The conflicts have created human dignity crisis in Israel society. This is a form of insecurity surpassing elements of disparity including religion race and others within the society (David 45-98). The United Nations Office involved in the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported lately that Gaza strip humanitarian crisis has grown significantly and understatement would lead to more insecurity in the region (James 23-78).
The UN states that Israeli situation is actually a "human dignity crisis" especially around Gaza strip. The crisis entails massive destruction of human lives and deterioration of infrastructure as well as other basic services (Fred 21-35). There is widespread of fear and panic in the society with 80 percent of the Israeli population not able to support themselves and forced to depend on other sources for humanitarian assistance (Bard 202-324).
The International Red Cross reported the situation as being "intolerable" to the society in general (Muhammad 92-212). The crises have affected the nature of society in the aspect of religion. The society experiences religious insecurity. There are several religions in the Israeli society including Jews and Muslims (Fred 21-35). The conflicts in the region have created a disparity on the two religions creating a division in the society and developing inborn hatred in the respective religion over the other (Bard 202-324).
The religions especially Christians and Muslims develop uncompromising positions in support of the party of interests in these conflicts. The division in religion is evident especially with the case of Christian Zionists supporting Jews in the conflicts (James 23-78). This creates rivalry in the society and destabilizes the religious aspect in the religion with all religious groups fighting for recognition. Society evidence shows that, Gush Emunim and Hamas groups evoke varying religious arguments on the legitimacy of religion in the land. According to the Jews, Israel is their land and God promised them as the Children of Israel (Bard 202-324).
History in the land reckons that Jewish people ruled the land of Israel from the 11th to the 6th century BCE, which is why the Jews stay put as the main religion of the land. Muslims also have their claim as having religious priority referring to their Quran (David 45-98). Their argument is contrary to the Jewish, they argue that Israel was a promise to Abraham descendants and they are legitimate descendants. The religious conflicts have inflicted an element of tension and unstable society with experiences of attacks regularly in the land (Muhammad 92-212).