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The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of the political, military and diplomatic history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The course will proceed chronologically, from the emergence of Zionism in late-19th-Century Europe and an examination of Palestinian society at the beginning of the 20th Century, to British rule, and to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and successive conflicts. It considers as well mediation efforts and the various peace processes, finishing with the Second Intifada, the Wall, and the conflicts with Hezbollah and Hamas. The module will also serve as an introduction to historiographical debates over specific issues such as the causes and consequences of the 1948 and 1967 Wars and the failures of the various peace initiatives. In this way students will be exposed to the competing historical narratives that dominate the writing of this conflictís past.