Thursday, February 23, 2012

The ancient and perhaps insoluble conflict between the Arabs and the Jews over control of Palestine/Israel

Skits that brought the ancient Holy Land conflict to life were performed in geo classes.

Jews feel righteous because they
- are indigenous to the region.
- purchased the land to which they returned.
- after getting the ancient lands have improved the productivity; ie, "Made the deserts bloom."

Arabs feel righteous because they
- did not leave the region as did the Jews in their exodus to Europe.
- owned the land by virtue of long-term habitation.
- were made into refugees by the victories of the Jewish army as the state of Israel was being created.

Please see the board graphic for details.