Conflict in the Middle East- is this the great unsolvable conflict?’?
This project is structured to be completed over 10-12 weeks. You will need to complete the tasks below and show them to your supervisor at the agreed points. Work which is not to standard will be redone. At the end of the project you will be expected to create and present a presentation that answers the question above.
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Part One- Palestine up to 1947.
Section A- The biblical origins
You will need to open the PPT ‘ Part One- The Arab Israeli biblical story’
This is quite long so worth taking some basic notes before attempting the task.
After you have gone through the PPT, do the following.
These two wars were seen as securing the existence of Israel. In what ways was this true, and in what ways was this this not true? Explain your answer using details from the two events to support your work.
Section C The War of Attrition and Yom Kippur.
Open the folder for this part and the Section C PPT
Read through and attempt the following:
Why did the Egyptians attempt to carry out a war of attrition? Was it effective?
What impact did the death of Nasser have in the situation in the Middle East?
What impact did the Rogers Plan have on the position of the Palestinians?
What impact on the world at large?
Explain what happened in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
How did interference from other powers make this situation both better and worse by the early 1980s?
Open the folder for this part and the Section A PPT
How has the Conflict changed since the 1980s? Is there any sign during this time that the conflict was close to resolution?
A wall has been built to keep Israel ‘safe’ but has not been effective. Can you suggest an alternative response?
Section B- Recent Developments -2005-
You will need the Section B Booklet. This is a significant piece and will take several weeks to do.
Using the booklet and your own research on events since 2007, answer the following.
In 2005 the Israeli Government forced 8,000 Jewish settlers to leave the Gaza Strip and to re – settle in Israel. The intention was to end the violence in the Middle East and to prepare for a Palestinian homeland.
Why has Israel not lived in peace since returning the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians?
You have now finished the main part of the project. You now need to create your presentation that answers the key question: ‘The Arab- Israeli Conflict- is this the great unsolvable conflict?’