Middle east conflicts

2,107 views

Published on

Published in: Education, News & Politics
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,107
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
7
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
27
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Middle east conflicts

  1. 1. Middle East Conflicts of the 21 st Century
  2. 2. The Fall of the Ottoman Empire <ul><li>Occurred after WWI and created a lack of central authority in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>European countries stepped in to establish order in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>The European countries established borders that did not exist previously. </li></ul><ul><li>The partitioning of the Middle East blended different groups: Kurds, Arabs, Persians. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Historical Roots: Judaism and Israel <ul><li>The area of Palestine was the historical home of the Jews. After their temple fell, many Jews went to live in other parts of the world (Diaspora). </li></ul><ul><li>Jews experienced anti-Semitism in other countries </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Semitism -hostility and cruelty against Jews </li></ul><ul><li>Zionism —many Jews dreamed of returning to their historical home, Palestine. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Creation of Israel
  5. 5. After WWI, Tensions Rose <ul><li>More and more Jewish people began to move back to Palestine. </li></ul><ul><li>After WWII, thousands of Jewish survivors fled the horrors of the Holocaust. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions for discussion… <ul><li>Who has more right to be there? Jews or Palestinians? Why? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
  8. 8. Persian Gulf War <ul><li>Iraq, in debt from its war with Iran, invaded Kuwait in order to control Kuwait’s sources of oil. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. and other countries responded by fighting to drive the Iraqi soldiers out of Kuwait. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question for discussion… <ul><li>Should the United States intervene in the affairs of other countries? </li></ul><ul><li>Should the United States intervene in the affairs of other countries when the issue can affect the world economies? For instance…our reliance on oil. </li></ul><ul><li>How should we intervene? War? Embargos? </li></ul>
  10. 10. U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan <ul><li>Islamic terrorist groups were on the rise in Middle East countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The Taliban , an extremist Islamic group, was in control of Afghanistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Qaeda , a terrorist group lead by Osama Bin Laden , planned an attack on America. Their target was the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and the White House. </li></ul>
  11. 11. U.S. Invasion of Iraq <ul><li>Iraq was suspected of having weapons of “mass destruction,” and Saddam Hussein was committing crimes against humanity: scud missile attacks on Shia Muslims in the South and biological weapons against the Sunni Kurds in the North. </li></ul>

×