Palestinian Territories

Arts & Identity: Exploring Palestinian and Israeli Identity through the Arts (multimedia)

On these pages you will find portraits of artists and arts organizations the author encountered during a Fulbright in Israel and Palestine. Each portrait contains a brief overview as well as one or more of the following elements: interviews, photographs, slide shows, short videos, Animotos, and links to other sources.

Battles-The Palestine Front

This section of firstworldwar.com contains details of the major actions fought on the Palestine Front during the First World War.

Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies include extensive information about all Middle Eastern countries, including historical overviews as well as information about government structure, economics, and demographics.

Specific countries can’t be bookmarked, so follow the link above and select the country of interest.

Emergence Magazine: Israel-Palestine and Nonviolence

Emergence is a monthly online and print magazine from the Metta Center for Nonviolence dedicated to telling the emerging story of nonviolence appearing around the world. This issue focuses on nonviolence in Israel and Palestine. Be sure to check out the Education Corner at the end.

Fact Sheet on Palestine Geography

Facts and figures related to Palestinian geography.

Gaza Strip Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about Gaza Strip.

Hip Hop in the Palestinian Territories:

Is Peace Possible? In Interactive Map (multimedia)

The Interactive Map is an addition to the “Is Peace Possible?” – a multi-platform project developed by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, SAYA/Design for Change, and The Atlantic on the opportunities and challenges of reaching a comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The initial project is organized around four core issues of the conflict: Borders, Security, Refugees, and Jerusalem – presented on a unique website platform – containing animated and narrated presentation videos for each issue.

Israel & the Palestinians: Key Maps

BBC gives interactive maps on Israel and Palestine.

Palestine, Israel, and the Arab Israeli Conflict: A Primer

An excellent background to the Arab Israeli conflict, written by Joel Beinin and Lisa Hajjar.

Palestinian Cultural Orientation

Cultural Orientations from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offer an engaging introduction to a given cultural group. Linguists and non-linguists alike will benefit from these interactive materials and pertinent language exchanges that are coupled with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.

Palestinian Facts and Information

This gives a good chunk of facts about Palestine and other resources.

Palestinian Territories

The state department offers key facts and maps about the area.

Palestinian Territories Facts and Figures

Palestinian Territories facts and figures from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Palestinian Territories in Perspective

This resource from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers a country profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Reading List: Iran, Iraq and Palestine

Suggested books about Iran, Iraq, and Palestine.

The Question of Palestine and the United Nations

UN displays their plans and thoughts on the conflict.

Two Views of West Bank Barrier

Interactive map of the separation barrier.

West Bank Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about West Bank.

Al-Monitor Pulse: Palestine (text)

Al-Monitor Pulse: Palestine offers  original reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East about Palestine

BBC News: Palestinian territories profile (multimedia)

BBC gives their overview of the occupied territories.

Is Peace Possible? In Interactive Map (multimedia)

The Interactive Map is an addition to the “Is Peace Possible?” – a multi-platform project developed by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, SAYA/Design for Change, and The Atlantic on the opportunities and challenges of reaching a comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The initial project is organized around four core issues of the conflict: Borders, Security, Refugees, and Jerusalem – presented on a unique website platform – containing animated and narrated presentation videos for each issue.

Israel & Palestine: No More Taking Sides (audio)

A podcast about Israeli/Palestinian relations.

My Neighborhood: A Film from Just Vision (video)

My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed el Kurd,  a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem, as he comes of age in the midst of unrelenting tension and remarkable cooperation in his backyard.

Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life (audio)

In spite of the hatred and frustration on the surface, Palestinian activist and scholar Sari Nusseibeh optimistically believes that deep down there is readiness on the part of both Israelis and Palestinians to make peace.

The West Bank (images)

Slideshow of the West Bank.

West Bank News (text)

Current news about West Bank from the New York Times.

Both Sides of the Fence: The West Bank Security Wall

This lesson plan is designed to be used with the film This Way Up, which follows the lives of people in and around a nursing home near the Israeli security barrier in East Jerusalem. Classrooms can use this film and its companion website resources to examine the impact of the security barrier on everyday life and to deepen their understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

An in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions.

psu logo edited Current Perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict through Hip Hop

Emergence Magazine: Israel-Palestine and Nonviolence

Emergence is a monthly online and print magazine from the Metta Center for Nonviolence dedicated to telling the emerging story of nonviolence appearing around the world. This issue focuses on nonviolence in Israel and Palestine. Be sure to check out the Education Corner at the end.

psu logo edited Hip Hop as Part of the Palestinian Poetic Tradition

This lesson provides the materials for a comparison of three songs: “Dedication,” by DAM; “My Mother” by Mahmoud Darwish, sung by Marcele Khalife; and “As I Walk” by Samih al-Qasim, sung by Marcele Khalife and explores how DAM’s hip hop music fits into the Palestinian poetic tradition. Because of some violent imagery, these would be most appropriate for discussion in a high school classroom.

Is Peace Possible? In Interactive Map (multimedia)

The Interactive Map is an addition to the “Is Peace Possible?” – a multi-platform project developed by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, SAYA/Design for Change, and The Atlantic on the opportunities and challenges of reaching a comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The initial project is organized around four core issues of the conflict: Borders, Security, Refugees, and Jerusalem – presented on a unique website platform – containing animated and narrated presentation videos for each issue.

Learning Each Other’s Historical Narratives

Narrative based history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Making a Difference in the Midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Students explore the Palestinian-Israeli conflict using segments from the PBS program: Wide Angle: Heart of Jenin. In the Introductory Activity, students learn about the history and complexity of the conflict. In the Learning Activities, students learn about a Palestinian father who donated his son’s organs to six children, including an Orthodox Jewish girl, and reflect upon choices that organ donors make. Students also explore why conflict persists in the region. In the Culminating Activity, students explore grassroots efforts to promote peace and write essays about the role individuals/organizations can play in promoting peace in the region, citing examples from history

Media Construction of the Middle East

These four teaching-ready units (which include teacher guides, student handouts, overviews, and assessments) presented by Ithaca College explore the representation of the Middle East in the Media.  The units include: (1) Introducing the Middle East; (2) Israel/Palestine: Histories in Conflict; (3) War in Iraq: Whose Voice, Whose Story?; (4) Militant Muslims and the US.

psu logo edited Security or Separation? Analyzing the West Bank Barrier Through Soccer

This lesson explores varying perspectives on the West Bank Barrier through two short commercials.

psu logo edited Slingshot Hip Hop: Discussion Questions and Resources

Discussion questions and resources for teaching with the 2008 documentary, Slingshot Hip Hop.

Teaching About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Comprehensive lesson unit for teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Dual Narratives

The workshop provids attendees with insights into the challenges of teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, suggestions for how to present the historical context and current situation using essential and unit questions, and methodology for teaching peace attempts and barriers to peace. Dr. Shoman provides attending educators with sample lessons, assessment tools, background readings, maps, and website links that can be used in the classroom.

Produced by Dr. Samia Shoman and distributed by the University of Chicago

The Palestinians “Right of Return” 

One of the most difficult issues that Israelis and Palestinians must solve in order to work out a peace agreement is the issue of the Palestinian “right of return.” When the state of Israel was declared in 1947, a war broke out between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Many of the Arab residents who lived in what became Israel fled their homes. Many more fled during the Arab-Israeli war in 1967. Now, many Palestinians are asking for the right to return to their homes in what is now Israel proper. This is an issue that is very emotional for people on both sides of this conflict. Students will consider the reasons for and against the Palestinian ‘right of return.’

A lesson from the Understanding Migration Curriculum Resources for the Classroom Unit Plan from the University of Texas at Austin.

Young Adult Literature on Israel/Palestine

Literature resource for younger readers.