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HIST 3350: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Topic 8

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

Topic 8

8. Israelis and Palestinians, 1947-48: Partition, War, Statehood/Nakba (April 5-7)

Topic 8: Reading: April 5

April 5 Lecture and readings from Shared Histories

  • Sela, Avraham. “Israeli historiography of the 1948 War,” 205-219.
  • Yahya, Adel. “The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem in 1947-48,” 220-227. Discussion between Avraham Sela and Adel Yahya, 228-250.

Topic 8: Reading: April 7

Primary Sources:

April 7 Discussion of following articles (to be divided among the class):

  • Khalidi, Rashid. “The Palestinians and 1948: the underlying causes of failure,” in Rogan, E., & Shlaim, A. (Eds.). (2007). The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948(Cambridge Middle East Studies). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; pp. 12-36.
  • Morris, Benny.Revisiting the Palestinian exodus of 1948,” in Rogan, E., & Shlaim, A. (Eds.). (2007). The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948(Cambridge Middle East Studies). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; pp. 37-59. 

Topic 8: Gallery

Topic 8: Video (Optional Viewing)

Documentary series on Al-Nakba from Al-Jazeera English.