Revision Questions on Israel-Palestine – Depth Study

4 markers

1.       What was the Jewish claim to Palestine?

2.       What is the reason for the conflict between the Jews and the Arabs in Palestine?

3.       What is Zionism?

4.       What was the Arab claim to Palestine?

5.       How did the Jews trace their occupation of Palestine?

6.       How did the Nazi policy of anti-semitism lead to the conflict between the Jews and the Arabs?

7.       What was the Peel Commission?

8.       What was the White Paper?

9.       What were the demands of the Jewish Plan drawn during the Second World War?

10.   Describe the events of Irgun. OR What was the Irgun Butchery?

11.   What was the Hebrew Resistance Movement?

12.   What were the UN decisions on Palestine in 1947?

13.   Describe the Civil War in Palestine.

14.   Describe the events at Deir Yassin.

15.   Describe the first phase of the Israeli war of independence.

16.   Describe the second phase of the Israeli war of independence.

17.   Describe the third phase of the Israeli war of independence.

18.   What were the weaknesses of the Arab forces in the war of independence?

19.   What were the Israeli strengths in the war of independence?

20.   What was the significance of the war?

21.   What proposals were made for Palestine by the UN in 1947?

22.   Describe the events between 1946 and 1948 leading to Britain’s exit from Palestine.

23.   Describe the attack on King David Hospital.

24.   How important was the attack on King David Hospital in the decision to withdraw British troops from Palestine?

25.   Who were the Fedayeen?

26.   What was the Suez Crisis?

27.   What was the outcome of the talks between Gurion and the British in 1956?

28.   Describe the events at Sinai.

29.   What were the consequences of the war for Israel?

30.   What were the consequences of the war for the Arab world?

31.   What were the consequences of the war for Britain and France?

32.   What were the short term consequences of the Israel-Palestine conflict?

33.   What were the long term consequences of the Israel-Palestine conflict?

34.   What was the Suez-Sinai war?

35.   What was the Fatah?

36.   Describe the Six-Day war.

37.   What were the results of the Six-Day war?

38.   What was the Yom Kippur war?

39.   What were the results of the Yom Kippur war?

40.   What was the PLO?

41.   What was the Declaration of Principles?

42.   What was the Middle East Peace Accord?

43.   What was the impact of the Palestinian refugee issue?

44.   Describe the Israel-Lebanon conflict of the 1980s.

45.   Describe the efforts of the Intifada.

46.   What was the iron-fist policy adopted by Israel?

47.   What was Al-Fatah?

48.   What was the UNs view of the Palestinian cause?

49.   What was USAs view of the Palestinian cause?

50.   What were the worldwide perceptions of the Palestinian cause?

51.   Describe the events at the Olympic Games of 1972.

52.   What was the Oslo Peace Agreement of 1993?

53.   What was President Bush’s ‘road map’ for peace between Israel and Palestine?

54.   How have divisions within Israel affected the peace process?

55.   What are the obstacles to peace in the region?

56.   What was Operation Defensive Shield?

57.   What was Hezbollah?

58.   What were the aims of the Hamas?

59.   Describe the role of the UN in attempting to secure peace in the region.

6 markers

          Why did USA’s entry into WWII spark further potential for conflict between the Arabs and the Jews?

          Why was there violence in the region through the 1920s and early 1930s?

          Why was the Second World War significant for Palestine?

          Why did America start supporting the formation of the state of Israel by 1947?

          Why did the British hand Palestine over to the United Nations?

          Why did the Arabs reject the UN plans to partition Palestine?

          Why did the Arabs and the Jews reject the US plans declared on October 10, 1947?

          Why was Israel able to win the war of 1948-49?

          Why was the war of independence a catastrophe for the Arabs?

          Why did the Arabs reject the UN’s plans for partition?

          Why was Israel able to win the wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973?

          Why was the Suez Canal important in the Israel Palestine conflict?

          Why did Nasser announce the nationalisation of the Suez Canal?

          Why did the Israelis attack southern Lebanon in 1978?

          Why were there many Palestinian refugees?

          Why did Arab states not always support the Palestinian cause?

          Why did the Arab states not support the PLO?

          Why were towns on the West Bank a source of tension between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

          Why was the PLO formed?

          Why has the UN not been able to secure lasting peace in the region?

          Why were the discussions at Camp David in 1978 important?

 

10 markers

1)      The First World War was a turning point in the Arab struggle for independence and the Jewish struggle for a homeland. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

2)      The actions of the Palestinian Arabs in response to British actions were justifiable. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

3)      The war of 1948-49 was completely avoidable. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

4)      The involvement of the superpowers was very significant in the Arab-Israeli conflicts of the 20th century. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

5)      Oil played a major role in changing the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

6)      By the 1990s, most of the problems between Israel and her neighbours had been resolved. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

7)      The PLO was very effective in promoting the Palestinian cause. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

8)      Arafat’s leadership changed the way the west viewed the conflict in the region. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

9)      Attacks carried out by the PLO and their results majorly contributed to the hostility between Israel and Palestine and with the rest of the world. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

10)   International perceptions of the Palestinian cause changed a lot over time. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

11)   The lack of support for the PLO from the Arab states was significant in the preservation of the state of Israel. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

12)   It is impossible to resolve the Arab-Israel issue. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

13)   How far have international diplomatic negotiations improved Israel’s relations with Arab states and the Palestinians? Explain your answer.

14)   Rivalries among Palestinians have affected progress towards a settlement in the region. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

15)   Divisions within Israel affect the attempts to bring peace to the region. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.

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