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LESSON 3

WAR 

AND PEACE

Explores the changing landscape of Israel-Palestine and the Middle East in the 20th century that resulted from the various cycles of war and peace initiatives in the modern era. The topics discussed and debated in this lesson include:


•    1948 War—Independence or Nakba
•    The Refugee Problem 
•    The 1967 (Six Day) War—Aggression or Self-Preservation
•    Settlements
•    Owners or Occupiers and Resolution 242
•    The Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty and the Land for Peace Strategy

Lesson 3 Videos

Episode #9 Independence or Nakba

In the first episode of Season 2 of Israel-Palestine For Critical Thinkers, Richard Bass discusses the United Nations Partition Plan, as well as the 1948 War. For most Israelis, the war is seen as the war of independence while most Arabs view the war as 'the catastrophe'.

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Episode #10 Aggression & Self-Preservation

n this episode of Israel-Palestine For Critical Thinkers, Richard Bass discusses the growing disputes between Israel and the Arab states in the 1960s that led to the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Episode #11 Owners or Occupiers

In this episode of Israel-Palestine For Critical Thinkers, Richard Bass explores the United Nation's adoption of Resolution 242 and the differing interpretations of it by the Arab States and Israel.

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Episode #12 War and Peace

In this episode of Israel-Palestine For Critical Thinkers, Richard Bass discusses the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the different approaches taken by Arab leaders towards Israel. 

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