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Who's Who?

Who is an Arab? Are all Arabs Muslims? Are all Muslims Arabs? Who, then, are the Palestinians?

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Words, Words, Words

One problem in dealing with the Middle East has been the confusion too many people have about the meaning of words. They use them incorrectly and confuse others. You can use this exercise to refresh your own memory or gather a group to go over them. Discuss the similarities and differences between the words on each line.

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The Separation Barrier

What is the Separation Barrier? In the name of security, the Israelis are building a barrier on West Bank land east of, and along, the armistice line (called the Green Line). This land, in most people's mind is the future state of Palestine. It is sometimes called a wall, a fence, an apartheid wall, a security barrier, etc. The International Court of Justice has used the term "wall" in its decision.

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Who Are the Palestinians?

Who are the Semitic peoples? Have Jews and Arabs always fought? Why are Arabs opposed to Israel? What are the differences between Palestinian Christians and Muslims? Do the Palestinian authorities deny the existence of Israel? Do Palestinian parents deliberately put their children into danger? Why are the Palestinians so poor and the Israelis comparatively rich?

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Israel/Palestine: Pre-1967 History

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Peace Treaties and Movements

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Occupation

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Judaism and the Holy Land

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Christianity and the Holy Land

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