INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR584 THE POLITICS OF ARAB-ISRAELI RELATIONS

Course Code: 3140584
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ÖZLEM TÜR KÜÇÜKKAYA
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to analyse the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is considered by many people to be at the heart of the crisis of the modern Middle East. The course will analyse the evolution of the conflict from the late-Ottoman period onwards by bringing in analysis from different perspectives. The course aims to provide the students with an understanding of the historical development of the conflict, the major debates and discourses that have emerged regarding the historiography, the sociology, the politics and the international relations of the conflict as well as an understanding of the essential political ideas and ideologies that have motivated and guided the principal actors in the conflict.

Course Content

The aim of this course is to analyse the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is considered by many people to be at the heart of the crisis of the modern Middle East. The course will analyse the evolution of the conflict from the late-Ottoman period onwards by bringing in analysis from different perspectives. The course aims to provide the stuents with an understanding of the historical development of the conflict, the major debates and discourses that have emerged regarding the histography, the sociology, the politics and the international relations of the conflict as well as an understanding of the essential political ideas and ideologies that have motivated and guided the principle actors in the conflict.

Learning Outcomes

The students will learn the main debates and approaches to the study of Arab-Israeli conflict. They will learn about Zionism and Palestinian nationalism and its roots, major wars and conflicts between the two parties and the recent peace efforts and treaties.