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Israel - Palestine 4 May 2010 - Pol 1025.001 1
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Announcements Final exam: May 11 (Tuesday) 8-10 am Thought questions: 1 class remains Readings for Thursday: ALL optional (get caught up; go over review sheet) 2
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Brief review Introduction to the Middle East A politically defined space An area of diversity: regimes, languages, peoples, histories, economic outputs An area dominated by Islam Growing, urbanizing Introduction to Islam The Prophet Mohammed (570-632) Sunnis vs. Shiites 3
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Israel-Palestine: A Timeline Under the Romans, “Palaistine Syria” referred to southern part of Syria Area conquered ~638 by Caliph Umar; controlled continuously by Muslim powers until 1900s Jerusalem (Al-Quds) site of 3 rd most holy site in Islam (the Temple Mount) Crusaders (1099-1187) conquered Jerusalem; expelled the Jews 4
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Israel-Palestine: A Timeline 19 th century: the rise of Zionism Move to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine; establishment of farm communities and founding of Tel Aviv By 1914, 85-100k Jews; 615k Arabs WWI: From Ottoman to Britain and France Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916): post-war partition Balfour Declaration (1917): Britain’s support for creation of Jewish home in Palestine, without violating rights of existing communities 5
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Israel-Palestine: A Timeline The British mandate Background: Arab opposition to idea of Jewish national home
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course POL 1025 taught by Professor Unkown during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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