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Arab-Israeli Question


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Fred Anscombe
  • Assessment: one essay of 5000-5500 words (100%)

Module description

In seminars you will focus on key stages in the historical development of the Palestine Question, usually based upon readings from a standard secondary source, primary sources and selected supplementary readings. Topics we will study include: nationalism; the WWI peace settlements and the British Mandate; 1948 and the birth of Israel; Israel-Palestine as an international issue; 1967 and the PLO; occupation, settlements, rebellions; Oslo and its aftermath; present prospects. Over the course of the term you should gain a sound understanding of the complexities of relations between the primary communities of Arabs and Israelis.