AIE364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

2023 is the final offering of this unit

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students who commenced prior to 2022: AIE153 or AIE154 or AIE255 or with permission from the Unit Chair

For students who commended from 2022: At least two units at Level 2 from Middle East Studies or International Relations or Politics and Policy Studies or Religious Studies majors or with the permission from the Unit Chair



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1-hour online seminar per week


Why has the Arab-Israeli Conflict remained one of the most complex issues in global politics and international relations for decades? Why does America support Israel so strongly? Why do the Palestinians not have their own state? What role does the media play in covering this conflict?

This unit will examine the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the beginning of Jewish nationalism to the present time. Combining a chronological and thematic approach, we will examine the birth of the state of Israel and the ensuing Palestinian refugee movement, the various wars between Israel and its neighbours, the rise of Palestinian nationalism and militancy, the peace process, and options for the future.

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