Arab-Israel conflict and cold war and the end of empires
Cold ward and the end of empires
1. Great job on Africa and the West this week. What are some examples of the resistance to imperialism that took place during this period?
On another note, do you think that there has been a resurgence of interest in native (or, indigenous) religions in recent times? If so, do you think that this interest will last or that it will be short-lived? Why?
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Arab–israel conflict and solution
2. It was certainly a feat that Israel was able to defeat the Arab nations in the Six Day War. Michael B. Oren begins his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East with this assertion:
“The War of Attrition, the Yom Kippur War, the Munich massacre and Black September, the Lebanon War, the controversy over Jewish settlements and the future of Jerusalem, the Camp David Accord, the Oslo Accords, the Intifada – all were the result of six intense days in the Middle East in June 1967. Rarely in modern times has so short and localized a conflict had such prolonged, global consequences. Seldom has the world’s attention been gripped, and remained seized, by a single event and its ramifications” (xiii).
Do you agree with Oren’s statement?
Oren set out to write a balanced account of this war. Why is this such a difficult task?
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