Palestine-Israel 101 Stuff
I'm being a bit lazy here in that I don't really have the time right now to put together a 101 level presentation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and proposed solutions. So instead I'm going to point you to another group that's put something semi-decent together. It misses some things as all 101s must do, but this is a good place to start. So, without further ado, check out the American Task Force on Palestine's powerpoint presentation entitled Palestine-Israel 101: The Two State Solution.
And what would this conflict be without maps, maps, maps, o endless maps! For those I'll point you to several places:
- First the same group put together this map showing the shifting sort-of-borders of Palestine and Israel from 1946 until now.
- Second, the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom put together this nice little flash presentation of the supposedly "generous" mapped-out border offers the Israelis proposed to the Palestinians in the failed peace talks back in 2000.
- Gush Shalom also put together this PDF file on the Israeli wall being built (now nearly complete) inside the Palestinian territories.
Just some basic introductory information on the conflict, but this gives a decent starting point.