05-06-2010_Israel_-_Palestine_Iran_for_moodle

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Announcements Final exam: May 11 (Tuesday) 8-10 am Remaining office hrs: Thursday 12:30-1:30 (Sema), 2-3:30 (Zhen) “Iran and the West” (BBC) on Moodle 2
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Brief review Region historically dominated by outside powers: Rome, Muslim caliphates, Crusaders, Ottomans, British and French, Arab states, US and USSR Continuous Jewish settlement for millennia, but predominantly Arab since the 7 th century Impact of Zionism, WWI, and WWII Violence a theme: pogroms, terrorism, war 1948 War of Independence; 1967 6-Day War Efforts at peace: Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) 3
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Contemporary issues Israeli national security vs. repression Key question: how to secure Israeli state from violence without slipping into repression Examples : Operation Defensive Shield (2002) Following wave of Palestinian suicide attacks, Israeli forces reoccupy most of West Bank Gaza strip Qassam missile launches (2006-9) Security Barrier (“Apartheid Wall”) Cuts the Palestinians into two enclaves– creates security (prevents suicide attacks), but cuts off Palestinians from their fields and places of employ International Court of Justice ruled against 4
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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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