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HIST 3350: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Topic 7

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 1881-Present: Louis Fishman

Topic 7 and Midterm

7. Post-World War II, the 1947 Partition Plan, and International Politics (March 15-17)

Midterm March 22

Topic 7: Readings March 15

March 15 Lecture and readings from Shared Histories

  • Maoz, Moshe. “The UN resolution of 1948: Why wasn’t it implemented?,” 177-181.
  • Salem, Walid. “The Paradox of the UN 1947 Partition Plan,” 182-187.
  • Discussion between Moshe Ma’oz and Walid Salem, 188-204.

Topic 7: Readings: March 17

March 17: Choose one of these articles to read and be prepared to discuss in class:

  • Krammer, Arnold. “Soviet Motives in the Partition of Palestine, 1947-48.” Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, 1973, pp. 102–119. 
  • Roosevelt, Kermit. “The Partition of Palestine: A Lesson in Pressure Politics.” The Middle East journal 2, no. 1 (January 1, 1948): 1–16 
  • Herscho, Tsilla, “France and the Partition Plan: 1947-1948.” Israel Affairs 14 (3), 2008,  486 (BAD LINK)

Topic 7: Gallery

United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

United Nations Special Committee on Palestine. “United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine UNGA Resolution 181. Overdrawn UNSCOP Boundary Is from , Report to the General Assembly, 3 Sep 1947, Volume II, A/364, Add. 1.” In Wikipedia, November 27, 1947.