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Israeli-Palestine Conflict Intensifies

Tensions between Israel and Palestine are high with the prospects of peace at an all-time low. Within the last week blood has been spilled on both sides leading to fear of an intifada – Palestinian uprising. Nearly a year ago in response to Palestine attacks, Israel implemented Operation Breakwater, a campaign to root out armed groups in the West Bank. Recently, as part of this initiative Israeli forces killed eight Palestinian militants along with two civilians. In response a Palestinian gunman targeted Israeli civilians killing seven worshipers near a synagogue in East Jerusalem.

What is Operation Breakwater?

Instructors: click the link below to download this week’s lecture for use in your classroom. The deck contains a writing prompt and a debate question as well as other assessment questions.

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Writing: Why is there conflict between Israel and Palestine?

Debate: What is the best way to achieve peace between Israel and Palestine?

Poll: Do you support the two-state solution?

Short Answer: What are the ramifications of a third intifada?

News Quiz


Prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine are at an all-time low. (T/F)

Young Palestinian’s view President Abbas as a strong effective leader. (T/F)

The Israeli government opposes a two-state solution. (T/F)

Multiple Choice

Israel has occupied the West Bank since when?

  1. 1967 Arab-Israel War.
  2. 1973 Arab-Israeli War.
  3. 1990 Gulf War.
  4. 2003 Second Gulf War.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas remains committed to establishing an independent state through which of the following?

  1. Military invasion.
  2. Diplomacy.
  3. Terrorism.
  4. Political blackmail.

Members of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government have supported all the following EXCEPT.

  1. Annexation of Palestinian land.
  2. Increasing gun permits for Israelis.
  3. The execution of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  4. Tearing down Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem that lack a permit.

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