GOVT-444 Arab-Israeli Relations
Spring for 2013-2014
The course will discuss the evolution of the relations between the Jewish
"Yishuv" and the State of Israel, on the one hand, and the Arab states and
other Arab actors in the Middle East, on the other, with special attention
to the domestic, the regional and the global context of the conflict.
Following a short reference to the characteristics of a multi-dimensional
multi-generational conflict, the course will follow the chronological line,
focusing on a number of major crossroads where an important pattern of the
conflict and its ramifications is manifested. Towards the conclusion of the
course a few crucial dimensions of this conflict will be discussed
The following syllabi may help you learn more about this course (login required):
Fall '13: Sachs N (file download)
Fall '13: Mehran Kamrava (description, file download)
Additional syllabi may be available in prior academic years.
GOVT-444-01 Arab-Israeli Conflict
Fall for 2013-2014
The course will provide background and context to the current state of Arab-Israeli relations, including the Palestinian-Israeli dimension of the conflict. We will begin the course two weeks before the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, with many people doubting whether the Arab-Israeli conflict can be resolved in the foreseeable future. Throughout the course, we will return to the issues at the heart of negotiations, putting them in broader historical and geopolitical context.
Much of the course, though not all of it, will follow a rough chronology, starting in the late 19th century. We will also devout lectures to specific topics, including Jerusalem, refugees and the effects of domestic politics (Israeli and Palestinian) on the dynamics of the conflict.
Other academic years
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