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Israel Palestine

  1. 1. The Holy Land
  2. 2. <ul><li>Take out a piece of paper. Split it in half and share with your neighbor. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down anything you know/have heard about Israel and/or Palestine </li></ul>
  3. 3. On the top of your paper, write the following: <ul><li>Palestinians - Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Israelis - Jews </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Are The Roots of Conflict <ul><li>Both sides want to have their own country on the same patch of land. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel is a Jewish country, millions of Muslim Palestinians live and work in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel’s military occupies the Palestinian territories </li></ul>
  5. 5. Most live together peacefully… <ul><li>…and some don’t. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What about the Israelis?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Palestinian Muslims have lived there for over 1300 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The British promised to give the land to them before World War I. </li></ul>Why do the Palestinians think the land belongs to them?
  8. 8. Why do the Israelis think the land belongs to them? <ul><li>Their ancestors lived in the Holy Land thousands of years before the Palestinians. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Jews believe that Israel was promised to them by God. </li></ul><ul><li>The United Nations legally created Israel in 1948. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jerusalem
  10. 10. Why is Jerusalem so important? <ul><ul><li>Christians: It is the place where Jesus first started preaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jews: It is where Abraham almost sacrificed his son Isaac. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muslims: It is the place where Muhammad ascended to heaven. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. How do the Palestinians want to form a new country? <ul><li>The Palestinians would like to turn 3 main areas into a new Palestinian country: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Golan Heights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaza Strip </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Toward a Palestinian Country
  13. 14. Israel’s current leader is Ehud Olmert
  14. 15. Palestine’s current leader is Mahmoud Abbas
  15. 16. On a half sheet of paper… <ul><li>Write down three things you learned about the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Write down two questions you still have </li></ul><ul><li>Write down one extremely interesting fact you learned </li></ul>

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