Classification: Transfer Start Term: 200910 his 284 Modern Israel and Arab/Israeli Relations Initiator: K. Chiaro ceu/Credit Hours



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Classification: Transfer Start Term: 200910

HIS 284 Modern Israel and Arab/Israeli Relations

Initiator: K. Chiaro CEU/Credit Hours: 3.00

Campus: Downtown Lecture Periods: 3.00

Date: 2/5/2008 Lab Periods:

Description:

Introduction to the modern State of Israel, Arab /Israeli relations, and the United States (U.S.) involvement in the Middle East, from the rise of Zionism in 19th century Europe to the present. Includes origins of modern Israel and Arab/Israeli relationships up to 1917; Palestine mandate, Zionist state-building, and Jewish/Arab relations up to 1948; State of Israel, relations with Arab states, search for security, and U.S.'s role between 1948-1967; Arab/Israeli/Palestinian relations, quest for peace, and U.S.'s role between 1967-1984; Palestinian/Arab/Israeli relations and U.S.'s involvement in global and regional events from 1984 to the present.



Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

1. Explain the origins of modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli relationships up to 1917.

2. Explain the Palestine Mandate, Zionist State-Building, and Jewish/Arab relations up to 1948.

3. Describe the State of Israel, relations with Arab states, search for security, and U.S.'s role between 1948-67.

4. Explain the Arab/Israeli/Palestinian relationships, quest for the peace, and the U.S.'s role between 1967-84.

5. Explain the Palestinian/Arab/Israeli relationships, and U.S.'s involvement in global and regional events from 1984 to the present.



Course Outline:

Conceptual themes: Issues of national self-determination dialogue toward peace, and perspective

Importance of U.S.'s involvement before and after the Cold War
I. Origins of Modern Israel and Arab-Israeli Relationships up to 1917

A. Judaism, Ancient Israel and Diaspora

B. Arabs, Islam, Muslim and Ottoman rule

C. Zionism

1. Idea of Return, forerunners of Zionism, Old Yishuv in Eretz Yisrael/"Holy Land"

2. Herzl, Zionism, and growth of the Yishuv

D. Arabs and Jews
II. Palestine Mandate, Zionist State-Building, and Jewish/Arab Relations up to 1948

A. Arab nationalism

B. World War I and the Balfour Declaration

C. Building the Jewish national home

D. Arab-Jewish relations, Arab revolt

E. Jewish militancy; World War II; Arab League



  1. End of mandate, illegal immigration, U.N. Partition plan, Israel's establishment

III. State of Israel, Relations with Arab States, Search for Security, and U.S.'s Role between 1948-1967

A. Independence War/Nakbeh, Palestinian Arab refugees


  1. Growth of the Israeli republic and its diversity

1. Political, religious, social, cultural, and economic developments

2. Immigrations: European and Oriental, Jewish refugees from Arab states

3. Arab minority, and other minorities

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C. Foreign Affairs

1. Sinai and Suez: Eisenhower Doctrine

2. Israel and Arab regimes with oil

3. Arms race: U.S. to Israel, Soviet Union to Egypt and Syria

4. Arab-Israeli/Six-Day War and its aftermath, Jerusalem
IV. Arab/Israeli/Palestinian Relations, Quest for Peace, and U.S.'s Role between 1967-1984

A. America's Israel connection

B. Palestinian nationalism, Palestinian Liberation Organization (P.L.O.), Arab politics

C. War and peace, and U.S. diplomacy

1. Israel politics, war of attrition, Yom Kippur/Ramadan War

2. P.L.O.-Israel relations, Camp David Accords

3. War in Lebanon
V. Palestinian/Arab/Israeli Relations, and U.S.'s Involvement in Global and Regional Events from 1984 to the present

A. Israeli politics, society, culture, and economy; Ethiopian and Russian immigration

B. Intifada, HAMAS

C. Gulf War/Desert Shield/Desert Storm, oil, and end of Cold War

D. Israeli/Palestinian/Arab negotiations and agreements

E. Palestinian/Israeli relations, and the peace process in the 21st century



1. Israeli/Palestinian dispute

2. Fostering a better future: Israeli/Palestinian relations and U.S. role
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