Israel and Palestine
Course duration: 30 hours
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
This short Interest Course covers the history of the founding of Israel, the early wars as well as the impact on Palestinians. This leads into a look at the modern Arab-Israeli conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. At its heart, it is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish Zionist project and the Palestinian nationalist project — that lay claim to the same territory. From a nation born from the Holocaust to a people fighting for civil rights. In the modern era the relationship between Israel and Palestine is characterised as either an ‘Occupation’ or as a ‘Fight against terrorism’ with distrust and fear ruling on both sides.