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Instructor Info:Aaron Berman
Office Extension x5377
TA Info:Cal Brown
Sarah Gordon
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105

In this class we will study the history and relationship of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism. We will examine the origins of both movements and the history of their conflict. Significant attention will be given to the conflict over Palestine which culminated in the establishment of Israel in 1948 as well as the half-century of war, protest and occupation which followed. We will read primary and secondary sources from many perspectives, and will view films and other materials.

Evaluation Criteria:

To receive an evaluataion you must:

Attend class regularly and participate in discussions

Complete all written assignments

Participate in occassional online forums

Additional Info:


Arthur Hertzberg (ed.), The Zionist Idea

Amy Marcus, Jerusalem 1913

Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage

Fawaz Turki, The Disinherited