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  1. ISRAEL CHAPTER 23 SECTION 2

  2. ENVIRONMENT AND CHANGE • Early settlers arrived in Palestine to mosquito/swamp infested land. • Other lands were desert • Negev desert is the driest region

  3. TECHNOLOGY AND DESERT • Built pipelines, canals and tunnels to irrigate the Negev • Desert becomes farmland • Drip irrigation also develop to preserve water

  4. ETHNIC DIVERSITY TODAY • 80% are Jewish • Russian, German, Turkish and American descent • 2 Groups of Jew-European and Sephardic

  5. More Diversity • Recent immigrants are from Ethiopia and Soviet Union • Jews range from ultra-Orthodox to nonreligious • This can create conflict

  6. Arabs • 20 % of population is Arab • Includes Christians, Muslims and Druzes(broke from Islam in 11th century) • Arabs are the minority group

  7. Arabs • Arabs feel discriminated against in several areas such as • Education, employment and other areas • Arabs are seeking a stronger voice in Society

  8. Cooperation and Conflict • Conflict began in 1947 with UN plan • Spurred on by immediate war in 1948 • Most Palestinians lost their homes in the war • 1967 War breaks out again 200,000 Palestinians fled

  9. More Conflict • 1960’ PLO is formed • PLO= Palestinian Liberation Organization • The PLO does not recognize Israel as a country • PLO gains attention by extremist acts of terrorism

  10. Struggle for a Solution • Many groups and world leaders have sought to help with establishing peace in the 1970’s until today. • Peace plans always seem to break down and violence went on the increase in the early 2000’s