Freeschool

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Lectures

Zionism

  • framing the conflict - Zionism and resistance to Zionism
  • 1880 - partition
  • Balfour Declaration
  • British Mandate

Readings

Maps

Creation of Israel

  • War of 1948: Palestinan catastrophe, Israeli independence
  • Refugees

Readings

Maps

  • 1948 & 1967 - Destroyed (Depopulated) Villages [3] [4]

The 1967 War, Occupation and settlement of the West Bank

  • Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank
  • causes of 6-day war
  • Judaization of West Bank
  • Settlement policy

Readings

Maps

Lesson plan

  • Collective impotence post-'48
  • 56 as a major precursor
  • Growth of Nationalism and Pan-Arabism
  • 1967
  • Palestinians being alone
  • Formation of palestinian resistance groups (Hamas; PLO)

Oslo and the intifadas

  • first intifada
  • Oslo peace process
  • Baruch Goldstein massacre, and suicide bombing
  • Camp David
  • al Aqsa intifada

Readings:

Camp David Hirst, David: 'Don't blame Arafat', Guardian, 17 July 2004 http://www.fromoccupiedpalestine.org/node.php?id=1370

Maps


The Wall and the future of Israel-Palestine

  • apartheid, ghettoization
  • 'unilateral disengagement'
  • Crisis of Zionism - demographic bomb

Readings

Maps


To Do

  • Sound recording - CKDU Maranz
  • Preparing FOP matching - fromoccupiedpalestine.org/freeschool
  • AV prep and equipment