ABU SALEK RAHAD
What are the origins of the Israel-Palestine conflict? The roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict vary depending on one's perspective. Some trace it back to Roman times, while others begin with the late 19th-century Jewish migration to the Ottoman Empire, seeking refuge from persecution in Eastern Europe and the rise of Zionism. The Balfour Declaration in 1917, supporting a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, and subsequent conflicts with Arab communities are also considered pivotal.