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Conflict in Israel and Palestine since 2015: Crash Course World History #223 (12:52)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:02 Some people talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as something that started thousands of years ago. What time period does John Green choose to focus on in this video? Why do you think he decided not to focus on a millennia-old religious conflict?
  2. 01:40 Early in the video, John Green chooses to talk about an Arab-Christian man named Wasif Jawhariyyeh. What claim does this evidence support? Why do you think John Green chose to mention this man?
  3. 04:15 At the end of the First World War, the British occupied a territory in the Middle East, which they called “Palestine.” To whom did they promise it? Why was that a problem?
  4. 05:20 Why did both Jews and Arabs want a nation-state in Palestine? What was the 1947 United Nations plan, and why did it fail?
  5. 11:40 In looking back at the history of the conflict, John Green gives both a brief Palestinian perspective, and an Israeli perspective. Why do you think he does this, and is it an effective moment in the video?