Let us take this opportunity to try to engage the Avi Shlaim reading. In this Discussion Board let us try to understand the thoughts of Ze’Ev Jabotinsky and Revisionist Zionism. What sort of state did they imagine, how did they see the local Arab inhabitants, how did they imagine relations with the locals would unfold, how did they imagine the future relations would look like …?
From the information provided in the lecture and in the text-book as well as in the Shalim reading what do you think is at the heart of the dispute between the Jewish settlers and the Arab Palestinian population (and arguably remains at the hear of the disputes between the Jewish and Arab population to this day?) When answering this question keep in mind that great quote from the Shalim reading “The bride is beautiful, but she is married to another man” (p3)
For some this is a very emotional topic, but I ask all of you to address these questions dispassionately. Be sure to read and use the Shalim reading and other materials effectively to answer the questions. Cite source and page numbers whenever necessary, whether alluding to PP, textbook, or reading.)