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E-Seminars in This Series

E-Seminar 2
Competing National Movements


Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism
A Series of Two
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E-Seminar 3
Wars: Strategies and Outcomes


E-Seminar 4
The Israeli Foreign Policy Debate


 
Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism
E-Seminar 1, Debates over Partition

Taught by: Naomi Weinberger

Description
E-Seminar Description
This seminar series looks at the history of Israeli and Palestinian nationalism and the resulting conflicts that have arisen in the region. Sources of conflict—nationalist, ideological, ethnic, sectarian, economic, territorial—will be assessed on the interstate level and as precipitants of intervention in civil strife. The emphasis is on the attitudes of regional actors, but the role of outsiders, either in exacerbating regional hostilities or in serving as peacemakers or peacekeepers, will also be examined.

Professor Weinberger discusses the legacy of the Palestinian mandate, the evolution of Zionist ideology and Palestinian nationalism, and contemporary debates among Palestinian factions and Israeli political parties. She examines the major interstate wars (1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973) and peacemaking efforts.

Supplementary materials provided in the seminar series include entries from the the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East (1996) and period photography and documents.

E-Seminar Length:3-5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

Outline
1. The British Mandate in Palestine
2. Promises
3. The Balfour Declaration
4. Endless Grief
5. British Policy
6. Other Powers
7. Voting for Partition

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Professor Naomi Weinberger teaches courses on the contemporary Middle East as an adjunct member of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She is also Associate Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her publications include Syrian Intervention in Lebanon: The 1975–76 Civil War, and numerous articles on peace operations and conflict resolution in the Middle East. In 1992–94, she participated in an international panel of consultants assembled by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian security negotiations; the panel released a report entitled "Israeli-Palestinian Security: Issues in the Permanent Status Negotiations."

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Recommended Reading
Brown, L. Carl, ed. Diplomacy in the Middle East: The International Relations of Regional and Outside Powers. London: I. B. Taurus, 2001.

Darwin, John. Britain, Egypt, and the Middle East: Imperial Policy in the Aftermath of War, 1918–1922 . London: Macmillan, 1981.

Kelly, J. B. Arabia, the Gulf, and the West. New York: Basic, 1980.

Monroe, Elizabeth. Britain's Moment in the Middle East, 1914–1971 2d ed., rev. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981.

Tessler, Mark. A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Wilson, Mary. King Abdullah, Britain, and the Making of Jordan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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