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The course examines the origins of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its developments from multiple angles in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamic that constitutes ‘the conflict’. The course will investigate the causes of the Palestinian refugee crisis and of the Arab-Israeli wars. It will introduce students to the Arab-Israeli peace process and familiarise students with the polarised historiography surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict. Download Course Guide
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course aims to provide a historical survey of the development and evolution of what is commonly referred to as the Arab-Israeli conflict. It examines the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict in an attempt to place it in its historical context, while tracing its developments from multiple angles in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamic that constitutes ‘the conflict’. The period under examination covers defining moments of the history of the conflicts from the establishment of the Jewish community in Palestine, the so-called Old Yishuv, through the subsequent history of the State of Israel from 1948 until the present. The course also explores several contemporary dimensions of the conflict, including the rise of Hamas, the Oslo Accords and the position of Israel in the wider Middle Eastern political context.
The course aims at developing analytical skills to frame the Palestine-Israel conflict based on objective analysis. We will study how to interpret historical developments and evaluate events that not only transformed the geography and politics of the region but also shaped the identities of both Palestinians and Israelis.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Written examination (100%).
1,000 words formative gobbet
1,500 words formative essay