The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians has given many the tragic belief that Arabs and Jews have been fighting for centuries. However, history shows that Arabs and Jews lived in peace for many years. Tensions between Jews and Arabs is not some sort ancient blood feud, but rather recent instance in history.
Things to know before reading
1. Not all Arabs are Muslim. In fact some Arabs belong to the Christian, and Jewish faith.
2. Some Jews do consider themselves Arabs or Middle Eastern. They are known as Mizrahi or Sephardic Jews.
The Times of Muhammad
In the time that Muhammad lived in Medina there was peaceful relations between Jews and Muslims. There were even times that Jews and Muslims actually fought together. The tribes of Medina which included several Jewish tribes had sworn an oath to Muhammad to protect Medina. The Quraysih tribe, whom were enemies of Muhammad, set out to attack to…
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