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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS304 Arab-Israeli Conflict

This course explores the origins and development of one of the most intractable conflicts of our time - the Arab-Israeli conflict. It explore relations between Arabs and Jews under the Ottoman and British Empires between 1882 and 1948, and war, the prospects for peace, and the peace process after the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948. The course examines the diplomatic and military options the two sides have used, the impact of oil, religious fundamentalism, political militancy, and prospects for the peaceful resolution of the more than century-long conflict. In addition to a main textbook, excerpts from biographies and autobiographies of Israeli, Palestinian, and other Arab leaders are included . Extensive use of video, including newscasts, documentaries and dramatic movies dealing with the conflict, produced both from within the region as well as abroad, are used in every class and constitute a major part of this course.

Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

All College Elective