The impact of the ancient history of Palestine (with an emphasis on the Abrahamic religions) on the modern struggle between the Palestinian national movement the Zionist movement and its colonial-settler state of Israel. The location of Palestine in the global divide both in the classical and modern eras of colonialism (pre-modern, modern, and post-modern). The emergence of the nation state and its impact on the “Jewish Question,” Palestinian nationalism, the Zionist movement, and the phenomenon of Pan-Arabism. Construction of the Palestinian identity in the late Ottoman period, and its clash with the colonial British mandate and the Zionist movement. The Palestinian Nakba of 1948 and the Palestinian plight in its aftermath. The birth of the modern Palestinian national movement with an emphasis on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The transformations of the Palestinian national project since 1960s. The ‘new Palestine’ in the post-Oslo era.

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