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Lecture Bonus--Afghanistan, Intifada, and the Gulf War

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1 Afghanistan, Intifada, and the Gulf War Bonus Lecture PLO and the Idea of Statehood A state without a state Liberate Palestine? – Can’t, because Israel has too much military strength Destroy Israel? – Popular to say, but it’s not going to happen o Israel has military strength and outside support Who spoke for Palestinians? – PLO, but new voices emerge Intifada Dec. 9, 1987 – “shaking off” begins Begun by inside people, not PLO PLO doesn’t initiate it, but they back it once it starts Somewhat effective – efforts are made, like the Oslo peace accords, etc. More or less non-violent o Israeli tanks/army against unarmed people Israel condemned both internally and internationally People within Israel sympathize with Palestinians Hamas appears Israel wants to undermine Arafat Hamas Against the PLO 1993 – Palestinian Authority – the government o Problem: Extremely corrupt and mismanaged o
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