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.