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THIS LAND IS MINE: A HISTORY OF PALESTINE - OL   

What created this mess? William Faulkner wrote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This class will dive deeply into Palestine’s past and how it has contributed to, and ultimately shaped, the current-day tragedy in the Holy Land

  • We will begin with 3000 BCE: •Who were the Canaanites and where did they come from?
  • •How did the Israelites end up in Palestine?
  • •How did the series of conquerors and rulers shape the country?
  • •How did the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam influence Palestine?
  • •We will explore the last 150 years:
  • •Where did the Zionist movement begin and why was it so successful?
  • •Why did Great Britain support the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine?
  • •Why did the newly formed United Nations advocate a two-nation solution in 1948?
  • •Why did the Jews win the wars of 1948 and 1967 so decisively?
  • •Finally, what is the situation today?

This is an eight-week course that will include lecture, videos, and a lot of discussion. The class will be offered both in person at OLLI South and online.

 
  • THIS LAND IS MINE: A HISTORY OF PALESTINE - OL
  • Fee: $65.00
    Item Number: s24HEC105501
    Dates: 4/4/2024 - 5/23/2024
    Times: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Online - South
    Room:
    Instructor: Gary Wyngarden
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