Led by Clive Gilbert. The course will investigate the historical phases of the conflict and the opposing claims of both nations to legitimacy. We will discuss the prospects for a just resolution. We will attempt, as dispassionately as possible, to look beneath the surface at both the Israeli and Palestinian narratives, at how they emerged and how they compare to the actual historical record.
No previous knowledge is assumed, but an open mind will be helpful!
Session 2: Pax Britannica
a. How both identities were impacted by British rule in Palestine between the World Wars
b. How the Zionist movement built a state in embryo and the Palestinian reaction