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Israel-Palestine conflict reignited once again - Red and Black

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Israel-Palestine conflict reignited once again
Red and Black
To understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you need to know a thing or two about Israel's history.
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This recent Israel-Palestine conflict has its origins back to about 1948. These countries have been fighing for decades. I find what the journalist said in the article very true. 'I will never agree with taking another life simply because an individual has a different opinion' and 'weapons cannot kill ideas.' I think that by accepting each other's customs and beliefs, the conflict would soon come to an end.

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, July 13, 2014 11:35 AM
I think countries should do to help prevent or reduce prejudice which may cause unwanted conflict around the world. But we all know that sometimes it is very difficult for us to eradicate prejudice because the ideas such as racial discrimination being reinforced by people around us. And it also could be passed down by generations which would have great impacts on people.
Zhiyang Liang's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:05 PM

I think countries should do to help prevent or reduce prejudice which may cause unwanted conflict around the world. But we all know that sometimes it is very difficult for us to eradicate prejudice because the ideas such as racial discrimination being reinforced by people around us. And it also could be passed down by generations which would have great impacts on people.

Alexander Wave's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:28 AM

Surely, this conflict will leave its mark in the course of history to let the future generations decide and justify the conflict on various points of view. This conflict has resulted in tremendous number of impacts that has changed the mentality of the people, all over the world. One serious issue and impact that has up rose,  is very intriguing and shocking. " Respecting Hitler for his effort in Holocaust". Understandable that Israel has violated basic human rights by murdering innocent vast amount of Palestinians. Nevertheless, it should never be the case of respecting Hitler for killing the jews. No it should not be the case. What makes you  different than a killer when you hail a faccist? This just become one of the many dents in the universe. Now the question is, will there be more?

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Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too

Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too | conflicts based on racism | Scoop.it
"To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba... I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions... ...some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live... Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am."
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I think that it is not right that people find that using the word 'home' tasking. This woman in the article is born in America, but raised through highschool in Nigeria. To Americans, she cannot claim to be a native because of her English accent. However, she also cant claim to be a native in Nigeria as she was born in America. I think that people, when faced with such circumstances, should simply answer the question truthfully and not be afraid of their origins, without having to 'tailor my answers to suit the questions I'm asked' For an example, if she was to be asked "Where are you from?" in America, she can reply, "I was born here, but i studied in Nigeria."  

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Yousuf Ponipo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:46 AM

In this case, the prejudice is against race, nationality and colour. Mainly, it was because the woman was black. In this world, most of the white people are against the blacks. This perception comes about no where but just the look and appearance of a person.

steffiquah's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:20 AM

After I read this article, I felt very upset. People are people, they are all equal. Why should any country be ashamed of a black person being a citizen of their country? Other than the colour of their skin, they are every bit the same as us. They should not feel any less unwelcomed as the whites. The blacks should stand up for their rights, and not be ashamed of who they are. Only when they step out of their self pity and decide to make a change, then a change can happen.

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Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures - CNN

Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures - CNN | conflicts based on racism | Scoop.it
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Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures
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Jerusalem (CNN) -- Patients being treated on the floor, because emergency rooms are overcrowded, medical sources say. Medicines running low.
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As a result of the conflict between Gaza and Israel, many people have been injured and needed to be sent to the hospital. However, due to a lack of medical resources, Israeli patients in Gaza are being treated on the floor. I do not think that foreigners in a country should be least favoured among the locals, as it may soon lead to yet another confllict.

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Phonehtet Aung's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:45 AM

Many people are wounded and had to be sent to the hospital due to the conflict between Gaza and Israel, and as a result the hospital are overcrowded and medical supplies are running low, so people are being treated on the floor. It really saddens me that innocent people are being wounded and in such a condition due to conflict between countries