The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.

Editor’s Note: All Prager’s information in the following video is accurate EXCEPT for the map (at 1:01) of the UN’s proposed Jewish – Arab/Muslim division. The original 1947 map divided the region called Palestine by giving Jordan (called Transjordan at the time) to the Arabs/Muslims, and all the area on Prager’s map (i.e., the land west of the Jordan River) to the Jews. The original map looked like this:

map Palestine original division

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