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Spring 2018-2019
* NES 338 / JDS 338 / HIS 349 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jonathan M. Gribetz

This course examines the fascinating and tragic history of the encounter and conflict between Jews and Arabs in and around Palestine/Israel beginning in the late 19th century. We will try to understand the evolution of the conflict from the distinct perspectives of the different parties engaged in it, aiming to comprehend their motivations and the obstacles that have stood in the way of a peaceful resolution. The course is structured around questions, inviting students to partake in the challenging task of exploring one of the world's most complex, ever-developing and enduring political conflicts.

Sample reading list:
Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Eyal Naveh, Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine
Walter Laqueur and Barry Rubin, The Israel-Arab Reader
Jonathan Gribetz, Defining Neighbors
S. Yizhar, Khirbet Khizeh
Ghassan Kanafani, Palestine's Children
Rashid Khalidi, Brokers of Deceit
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: 100 pp. per week. 1. Regular blog posts that historically contextualize and critique current news and opinion articles. 2. Creative historical writing assignment.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 5%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41665 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W        Enrolled:106 Limit:120
41666 P01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
42105 P99 TBA        Enrolled:86 Limit:100