A History of Modern Palestine w/ Rashid Khalidi
This series features Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and focuses on his book The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.
Discusses Dr. Khalidi’s inspiration and methodology behind the book, discursive shifts surrounding Israel-Palestine, the advent of Zionism, and more.
Covers Mandatory Palestine, how the English navigated Zionist and Arab nationalist interests, the 1936-39 uprising, the White Paper of 1939, and more leading up to the 1947 UN partition plan.
Examines how the Zionist movement was affected by World War II; the postwar conflicts in the region; the development of a Palestinian national identity; and more leading up to the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
More episodes coming soon!