NES 3697

NES 3697

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines the history of the conflict between two peoples with claims to the same land (Palestine/Israel), from the rise of their national movements at the turn of the 20th century and their eventual clash down to the present crisis. We will investigate the various stable and shifting elements in the evolution of the conflict including conflicting Israeli and Palestinian narratives and mythologies about the nature of the conflict. Among many issues to be addressed are: the relationship of this conflict to the history of European colonialism in the Middle East, the emergence of Pan-Arabism and Islamism, the various currents in Zionism and its relationship to Judaism, the implication of great power rivalry in the Middle East, the different causes and political repercussions of the four Arab-Israeli wars, efforts at peacemaking including Oslo and Camp David, and the significance of the two Palestinian uprisings.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (RS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3977JWST 3697

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16460NES 3697  LEC 001

  • 16496NES 3697  DIS 201

  • 16497NES 3697  DIS 202

  • 16498NES 3697  DIS 203

  • 16499NES 3697  DIS 204

  • 18397NES 3697  DIS 205

  • 18398NES 3697  DIS 206