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ERIC Number: ED505423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Things Students Need To Know About the Origins of Israel and Palestine. Footnotes. Volume 13, Number 4
Luxenberg, Alan H.
Foreign Policy Research Institute
This essay is based on the author's book, "The Palestine Mandate and the Creation of Israel." As the sixtieth anniversary of Israel's independence in May 2008 approaches, that country remains a focal point of world attention. Israel's origins do much to explain why the Arab-Israeli conflict has been so hard to resolve, but also provide a glimpse of the possibilities of peace. Luxenberg presents ten concepts for students to learn: (1) Nation vs. State; (2) Anti-Semitism and the Origins of Modern Jewish Nationalism, or Zionism; (3) Historic Connection to the Land of Israel; (4) A Land Without a People?; (5) The Thrice-Promised Land?; (6) The British Mandate for Palestine; (7) Establishment of the Jewish State; (8) The Altalena Affair; (9) Can Israel and Palestine Co-Exist?; and (10) Final Thoughts on creation of a democratic state by immigrants coming from overwhelmingly non-democratic countries. A selection of related media (articles, books, films, maps, and key documents) is included.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Research Institute, Wachman Center
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine