“Twin Sons of Different Mothers”: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Historical Perspective


Despite occasional claims to the contrary, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians (or, more generally, between Jews and Arabs or even between Jews and Muslims) is not ancient in origin. Rather, it is the modern product of the rise of conflicting Jewish and Palestinian nationalisms. In this absorbing presentation, Adam Rose will take you back in time to the origins of this modern conflict as he discusses the history of the region and traces the development of various forms of Jewish and Arab nationalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You’ll be fascinated as Mr. Rose chronicles the major events in the conflict and presents different interpretations of “what happened and why.” And you’ll gain greater insights into the 1990s peace process that was supposed to end the conflict as Rose discusses what went wrong and how it led to the subsequent intifadas, as well as the state of the conflict today. If you’ve ever wished you had a clearer understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is one lecture you won’t want to miss.