CIE IGCSE History: Israelis and Palestinians since 1945

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Depth Study G: Israelis and Palestinians since 1945

How was the Jewish state of Israel established?

  • What was the significance for Palestine of the end of the Second World War?
  • What were the causes of conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine?
  • Why did the Arabs reject United Nations plans to partition Palestine?
  • Why was Israel able to win the war of 1948–49?

How was Israel able to survive despite the hostility of its Arab neighbours?

  • Why was Israel able to win the wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973?
  • How significant was superpower involvement in Arab–Israeli conflicts?
  • How important was oil in changing the nature of the Arab–Israeli conflict?
  • By the 1990s, how far had problems which existed between Israel and her neighbours been resolved?

What was the impact of the Palestinian refugee issue?

  • Why were there so many Palestinian refugees?
  • How effective was the PLO in promoting the Palestinian cause?
  • Why did Arab states not always support the Palestinian cause?
  • How did international perceptions of the Palestinian cause change over time?

Why has it proved impossible to resolve the Arab–Israeli issue?

  • Why has the United Nations been unable to secure a lasting peace?
  • How far have international diplomatic negotiations improved Israel’s relations with Arab states and the Palestinians?
  • How have divisions within Israel affected the peace process?
  • How have rivalries among Palestinians affected progress towards a settlement?

Further specified content can be found on page 28 of the Cambridge IGCSE Syllabus handbook (For examination in June and November 2020, 2021 and 2022)

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • CIE GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 Palestine 1945-47 Chart (pdf)
  • L1 Palestine 1945-47 Chart (docx)
  • L1 Palestine 1945-47 Info Hunt (pdf)
  • L1 Palestine 1945-47 Info Hunt (docx)
  • L1 The Six Day War Question Sheet (pdf)
  • L1 The Six Day War Question Sheet (docx)
  • L4 Cairo Conference Facts (docx)
  • L4 Cairo Conference Facts (pdf)
  • L4 Cairo Conference Fill In Diagram (pdf)
  • L4 Cairo Conference Fill In Diagram (pptx)
  • L5 Palestinian Activism And The Use Of Terrorism (docx)
  • L5 Palestinian Activism And The Use Of Terrorism (pdf)
  • L5 Reasons For The Continued Disputes Over The Suez Canal (pdf)
  • L5 Reasons For The Continued Disputes Over The Suez Canal (docx)
  • L5 Un Resolution 242 Copy (docx)
  • L5 Un Resolution 242 Copy (pdf)
  • L6 Israeli Control Of The Occupied Territories (docx)
  • L6 Israeli Control Of The Occupied Territories (pdf)
  • L6 Shuttle Diplomacy Information Sheet (docx)
  • L6 Shuttle Diplomacy Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L8 Raid And Reprisals Info (pdf)
  • L8 Raid And Reprisals Info (docx)
  • L8 Raid And Reprisals Student Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Raid And Reprisals Student Chart (docx)
  • L9 Oslo Peace Accords Chart (pdf)
  • L9 Oslo Peace Accords Chart (pptx)
  • L9 Peace Treaties 1994-1995 (pdf)
  • L9 Peace Treaties 1994-1995 (docx)