1) In November, 1947 the United Nations announced a plan to partition Palestine into two states, a Jewish State and an Arab Palestinian State. Â The Jewish community of Palestine was generally favorable to the UN plan; the Palestinians rejected the partition plan and opposed in principle any partition of the country.Â
How did the UN propose to divide Palestine between the Jewish community and the Palestinians? Â Why do you think the Palestinian community rejected the UN partition plan? Â What were the demographic conditions inside the boundaries of the proposed Jewish State that inflamed the Jewish community and provoked fear among Palestinians living in the proposed Jewish State?Â
2) Â In 1987, Benny Morris published a pathbreaking account of the origins of the Palestinian refugee problem that challenged previous Israeli versions of the event and contained graphic admissions of brutality committed by Zionist military forces. Â We read an update of Morrisâ€™ 1987 book.
In broad outline, what did Benny Morris argue about the causes of the Palestinian refugee problem? Â What did Morris emphasize about â€œtransfer thinkingâ€ among the Zionist leadership in the 1930s, and what did he argue about the role of transfer thinking in the actual exodus of Palestinians from Palestine in 1947-49? Â How did Ilan Pappe critique the argument of Benny Morris?Â
I will list the sources to be used down below . Morris, Benny (2007). Â Revisiting the Palestinian Exodus of 1948. Â The War for Palestine. Â Eugene L. Rogan and Avi Shlaim, eds. Â Cambridge: Â Cambridge University Press [pp. 37-59].// Pappe, Ilan (2006). Â The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Â London: Â Oneworld. [pp. 1-9] //Morris reading and kadman