Contemporary History of Palestine

This course aims at promoting the students understanding of the history of the Palestinian Problem in both, the background and development. It covers the Palestine's history from the 2nd half of the 19th century till the end of the British Mandate, including the late Ottoman period and the First World War  It also stresses the policy of the British that aims at the establishment of a national homeland for the Jews. The course, on the other hand, shows the Arab role toward this policy and toward the Palestinian resistance against the Zionist till the end of the mandate in 1948, and a survey on the events that took place up to now.