Virtually every attempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict has involved efforts to divide or partition the land. In order to comprehend current approaches to achieving peace, we must first understand previous attempts to allocate the land.
In this lecture, we will examine British and French agreements during World War I to divide the Ottoman Empire’s holdings in the Middle East. Britain divided the British Mandate in 1922 and subsequently sought, unsucessfully, to further divide the western part of Palestine in th 1930s. This lecture will cover the UN Partition Plan of 1947, the armistice lines of 1949, disposition of territories Israel gained in the 1967 War, including the peace treaty with Egypt, Oslo I and II, the Clinton Parameters, Taba, the Geneva Accords and the Olmert-Abbas negotiations. The session will conclude by analyzing the potential impact of “land swaps” as suggested by President Obama in May, 2011, as well as the maps currently under discussion in the most recent round of talks led by Secretary of State John Kerry, in order to determine how these might impact potential future boundaries.
|Lecture # F1W8|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Wednesday — Dec. 18, 2013|
| ||Time:||2:15 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$25 / member; $30 / non-member|