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International Relations
I am currently in an International Relations class at Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt. We have done a few activites in this class so far that has given me a better view on what peace really is, what its about, and what its looks like. The main thing we have done was take a real life historical incident and reasearched about it, presented it, and gave our views on whether it was a good or bad thing to do; and if their was a more peaceful solution to this. I enjoy being in this class because it gives me an even better view of what is going on in the world today; especially due to the fact that I am living in the middle east. I say this becuase all you people who watch the external image photo_lg_egypt.jpgnews and keep up to date with the global news would know that the middle east is one of the areas in the world today that has the most conflicts when it comes to war over land/natural resources, corrupt governments, racism and so on. I know for a fact that I know more about the "unpeaceful" actions going on today then a 17 year old in west-Texas does and that it has more of an affect on me than it would on him. I'll explain some examples that I explained in the paragraph above.

The Third Grade/Senior Peace Project
When I was informed by my international relations teacher that we were going to be working with a third grade class on a topic which I thought no third grader would really understand, I felt that I was going to become frusturated fast. Our topic was the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan shortly before the surrender of the Japanese and the end of World War II. The third graders read a book explaining the true story of a small japanese girl, Sadako, that was greatly affected by the bomb and that had died ten years after the bomb was dropped due to nuclear infections while us, the senior class, researched the making of the bomb and the world during that time in the pacific (this was my topic) and many others in some relation to it.
I realized afterwards that the project wasnt just about hiroshima and the making of the bomb, or sadako and her life story, but it was about interacting younger kids and older kids to give a better understanding on what people of all ages believe peace really is and why it is so important to all human beings in the world; despite your race, beleifs, economic status and so on.

Effects of A-Bomb
Effects of A-Bomb



The Israeli Conflict's over the past years

Angry Palestinians
Angry Palestinians
Over the past few decades, Isreal has been either the cause, or part of many problems within the middle east. First, we start with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that started almost sixty years ago and has not come to a halt yet.
It all began in 1948 in the Arab-Israeli war. This remained until the Six Day War in 1967, in where Israel had taken control of the Sinai.Several countries including Egypt, and its neigboring arab countries, which consisted of Jordan, Syria, the nations of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria went to war against Isreal to take back Sinai and push back the captured boarders. external image sixdaywar_wideweb__470x2870.jpg Egypt contributed the most in military power, sending in 1,000 armored vechicles, consisting mainly of tanks, and 100,000 soldiers armed with sub-machine guns, rifles, grenades, knifes, pistols etc. Over the period of the war, Egypt and its alleys pushed Israel back over the suez canal, getting back the sinai and recieving ultimate victory. Today, Egypt and Israel remain at peace, however, there yet is no peace in Isareal with Palestiantians. Israel has literally wiped Palestine off the global map from how bad it has become, palestinians recieve almost no aid, they have no army (not counting the PLO), they dont have the means to defend themselves what so ever. It has become a big problem and it shocks me to see that with all the organizations in the world today, and all the money they have, that no one is taking a stand against it.