the israeli-palestinian conflict
Tap the 'content index' button to download an index of the lesson's embedded content.
We've also developed a series of classroom lesson plans which work off the materials featured in the videos. You can find them at the bottom of this page, or here.
CHAPTER 1. THE JEWS AND THE ARABS 1914 - 21
Find out about how the World War changed the fortunes of the Arabs and the Jews and gave them both hope that they could establish a state in Palestine.
When Hamas captured Corporal Gilad Shalit on the Southern Gaza border in October 2006 no one expected it to take over five years to negotiate his release in exchange for more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Find out what happened and what impact it has had on Israeli and Palestinian politics and society.
The last years of the twentieth century saw the peaceful end of some major conflicts: the Cold War was concluded; Apartheid ended in South Africa; both sides laid down their guns in Northern Ireland and in the Middle East, the Oslo peace accords suggested that the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians was also heading towards a settlement. This was not what happened, although all parties claimed it’s what they wanted. Find out in this programme what went wrong, and why this conflict has proved so hard to settle.
A series of classroom lesson plans designed using historical sources featured in our video lessons. The plans are free and easy to download.