N.B. These background pages have generally not been updated since early 2008. Use the search engine on our home page to find more recent postings and links.
Many existing links, especially older ones, no longer work – a product of websites coming and going, urls being changed etc. We hope to clean up these background pages during spring 2010. In the meantime, we suggest you do what we will have to do: put titles, phrases or even sentences into Google and see if you can locate the original source in this way.
a) General histories of the region and the conflict
b) Historical maps
c) The creation of the Palestinian refugee problem
d) Historical critiques of Zionism/Israeli government policy
e) Media representations of the conflict
2. The occupation
a) Human rights relating to the occupation
b) The settlements
e) Restrictions on movement
f) Denial of residential rights
g) Land issues
h) The Separation Wall
i) Water rights
j) The economics of the occupation
k) Personal testimony
3. The development of the conflict
a) From 1948 to 1967
b) The peace negotiations – Oslo to the second intifada
c) The Road Map
d) The Geneva Accord
e) The Gaza Disengagement
f) Ariel Sharon – evaluations
g) The rise of Hamas and the boycott of the Palestinian Authority
h) The Saudi Peace plan’s relaunch in 2007
i) The Gaza crisis, 2007-08
j) The bombing of Gaza, Dec 08 – Jan 09
a) Boycott, divestment, sanctions
b) The campaign against settlement goods
c) Violence against civilians: suicide bombings and bombers
d) The debate about Two States
e) A non-violent resistance strategy?
f) Israeli Dissent – an overview
5. Israeli society and politics
6. International politics
7. Jewish identity
a) Spielberg’s Munich
b) Articles and links of general interest not otherwise listed
c)Robin Miller’s Research Guide to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – last updated in July 2002 this contains 3719 links, a large number of which are still working!
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