Article 695: Bias Free, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article 695: Bias Free Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Hasan Yahya, Dp.Ph.ds, Sociologist and Historian

Arab American Encyclopedia-AAE

Let me repeat the title here in different form, “Can we write on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as Arab intellectuals Wihout bias?” In other words, can a Palestinian or Arab thinker or philosopher be neutral in writing about the Arab-Israel dispute over Palestine. In my belief, researchers and scientist including the well known professor Edward Said (in his orientalism) and professor Abu Lughud (articles on Palestine transformation)and many others including this writer (in some of his articles) have written on the topic but mostly taking sides. In my opinion, to think philosophically about the topic we have to study history of state creation in general through history with high validity and reliability of facts about the nature of establishing ethnic or ethical societies or political intities called states. This approach may be close to be neutral in bring historical facts through philosophical interpretation.

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It is a fact that it is difficult to write about Israel neutrally without bias from a Palestinian Arab writers. Or from those who have affiliation ethnically or ethically as anti or pro Israel. However, searching for only the truth from philosophical facts, evidences and view of creating states in history may be easier to researchers  who seeks unbiased opinion. Therefore, let us set some facts about Israel, or about the development of Israeli Palestinian dispute over land.

  1. The creation of Israel was      made at least as an idea through British-French agreement after the defeat      of Othman Empire, this agreement was called SykesPicot agreement 1917.
  2. Jews (small number of      communities were in fact on the land of Palestine when this agreement was      made.
  3. The Arabs where included      in the defeated party even though were sharing the British and French      ambition to be isolated from the Othoman Empire, and were looking for      indepency as new states.
  4. Britain authorities      according to administrative ideologies (as pro Zionist or pr Arabs)      support or reject Jews in their dreams to have separate intities as      states.
  5. Supporters of Israel and      Zionism as a movement, were eager to send Jews anywhere on earth, rather      than keeping them in Europe and Russia, or elsewhere and gather them in a      state, later called Israel.
  6. According to Ibn Khaldun,      the pineer of this topic six centuries ago, did not describe creation of states      or collectivities from right or wrong side, because change is the ultimate      description for rise and decline of nations or states.
  7. The creation of Israel in      new environment, described by some as hostile environment, which I      disagree, because Jews were living peacefully in Palestine under Othoman      Empire like arminian, Druze,Christians,as well as Arab Muslims  groups.
  8. As a new state established      on 1948, or an idea to be accomplished, Zionism or Israeli politicians      know well the factors pushing toward creation of a state, with elements of      survival like any new state creation in history. Here, we should not      consider who was right and who was wrong, or using measures of human      rights or application of justice measures, instead, we have to apply the      elements for survival used and built by the new state in history in      general and creation of Israeli state on part of the Palestinian land in      Particular.
  9. From the above, we can      say, that Israel as a new state created in different environment (from      Europe, Soviet Union and elsewhere)has obligation toward its people. This      obligation is equal to any new state obligation toward its people. The      Israeli state, however, was a unique stutation in terms of minority      struggle through history, but unfortunately it was incited by ethnic and      ethical religious roots and historical sources, which is in my opinion are      open to critical analysis.
  10. As any other state, Israel      was and still a minority in the region, taking into consideration      population growth among Palestinians and Arabs. A minority armed with top      of the art technology to defend itself and its people first, to secure its      ambition to survive second, and third, to postpone its existence in terms      of rise and decline of nations or states.
  11. In this regard, what the Israeli      state was and continue to do, especially since its creation as a state in      1948 in general, and  the start of      third millinioum in particulat was to achieve the goals or what we called      in the previous item (defence, security, survival).
  12. On these grounds, and may      be others to come, any agreement to solve the one century old dispute is      to secure these ambitions for both Arab Palestinian and Jews, to stop      hostities and wars, and start a new era of peace.

image007In conclusion, any state, in any time, or place, have certain basic and fundamental elements (theoretically and methodologically)  to live long or short, and survive, as far as these fundamental elements   are protected. Israel as a state does’t differ much from any other state in history. Therefore, its security and fear from vanishing are important for it like any other state on world history. Arab Palestinian and Palestinian-Israeli Jews have to recognize the above philosophical ground analysis to cope with events, which I believe is not crusial, such as settlements, borders, and exchanging land. We have also to look to an important factor in this regard, the power of survival which should lead both Arab Palestinian and Israelis to think seriously to live together in peace, for long or short time to come in terms of historical facts on state rise and decline.

The above elements applied for the Israeli state may be applied as opposite. Palestinians according to the  philosophical analysis of history may be applied equally in this article taking into consideration the power level and struggle as defending or attacking the other side in the security and survival of the state and people argument. (1061 words) AAE.

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Hasan Yahya is a Palestinian Sociologist and Historian, former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Jackson Community College. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal.  Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His (250 plus) publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email:

Dr. Yahya Credentials:

Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University.

Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ.

M.A Psychology of Schhols Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ.

Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon

B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature

Life Achievements: Publishing 250 plus Books and 1000 plus articles

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: Thank you!
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