Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Not offered in 2013|
|Coordinator(s)||Associate Professor Mark Baker|
Previously coded HSY2145
This unit will provide an historical analysis of the changing dimensions of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present day. Themes to be studied include Jewish-Arab relations under the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate, the emergence of Jewish and Palestinian nationalism, Zionist ideology, the impact of the Holocaust, the birth of Israel in 1948 and the Palestinian refugee crisis, war, the status of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, the rise of the PLO, the Intifadas, terrorism and counterterrorism. In tutorials, students will simulate the politics of negotiation by engaging with documents that have attempted to forge a peaceful end to the conflict.
Upon completion of the course, students will also be expected to:
Class participation 10%; Short essay (1000 words): 20%; Long essay (2000 words): 40%; 2 hour exam 30%.
1 two hour lecture plus 1 one hour tutorial
First year sequence in Jewish Civilisation or in History