MES 381 • ARAB-JEWISH CONFLICT
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
The course will survey the development of the Arab-Jewish conflict from the beginning of Zionist immigration to the present and will analyze the parties' position on the main controversial issues: Israel's legitimacy; the status of Jerusalem; the borders between Jews and Palestinians; the refugees. It will also examine the role of religion in the conflict and the part played by outside forces: the Powers, the UN and the Arab States.
Attendance & participation 20%, reading 20%, paper 60%
Benny Morris, Righteous Victims; Anita Shapira, Land and Power; Rashid Khalidi, Palestinian Identity; Yehoshua Porath, The emergence of the Palestinian-Arab national movement, 1918-1929; Yoav Gelber, Palestine 1948; Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage; Michael Oren, The Six Days War.