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Enrichment: Israel and Palestine: Land and People, Nation and State

Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Led by Clive Gilbert. This course of three sessions 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 1: Origins

  1. How Zionism emerged from a combination of Jewish tradition and European nationalism
  2. How Arab nationalism emerged in the shadow of Empire and defeat.

Donations at the door welcome! Refreshments provided. For further enquiries please email