This is the second of the four-part series on the Arab-Israeli conflict that I recently taught at CommUniversity. Part 2 covers the period from World War I to the eve of World War II. Here are the main themes:
- The Ottoman Empire’s declaration of war against the Brits led to several British agreements that apparently contradicted each other and led to many of the modern problems.
- The peace settlement following World War I really was “a peace to end all peace.”
- Growing Jewish immigration into Palestine produced conflict with the Arabs there, a conflict that has not ceased.
If you’re interested in the Arab-Israeli conflict, you might also want to check out the articles and photos about my firsthand experience near the Gaza border on my Professor’s House website :
Thanks for listening. I would be interested in your feedback or questions.
Dr. Art Pitz