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united nations Security council Beginner level

head chair: Raihan Woodhouse

VICE-CHAIR: Ryan Van Slingerland

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The conflict between Israel and Palestine dates back all the way back to the end of the nineteenth century. Primarily as a conflict over territory, this conflict has been occurring for generations. Following the end of the Arab-Israeli war, the Holy Land was divided into three different sections: The State of Israel, the West Bank of the Jordan River, and the Gaza Strip (which still continues to be under conflict today). Wars such as the Six-Day War in 1967 allowed Israel to claim East Jerusalem as its capital; additional shifts of territory occurred in the Yom Kippur War in October of 1973, when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise on Israel due to their occupation of the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. 

Kurdish-Turkish Conflict

The Kurdish-Turkey conflict is a violent military conflict between the Turkish government and various Kurdish rebel groups. To this day, it is a conflict that has claimed the lives of over 40,000 people, with tensions dating back to the late 1970s. The issue is rooted in a desire for separatism on the part of Kurdish insurgent groups who want to separate from Turkey and create the region of Kurdistan. Currently, the Kurds occupy certain regions of Turkey and other regions of Turkey are ethnically Kurdish-dominant. The Kurds are an etrhnic group primarily spread about Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Armenia. The Kurds are one of the world’s largest stateless nations, with a total population of somewhere between 25 million and 40 million.

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