1. According to the first two documents, what aspects of the Ottoman Empire need reform or change in order for the nation to again be successful?2. Examining the last two documents, what changes do these writers contend are needed for women? Why do these authors believe that women are the linchpins to reform?
Discussion 2 - 31 January - In Class Only
These documents explore the discussion of a Jewish state at the end of the 19th century and the current controversies over defining who is a Jew in Israel today.
1. Looking at the first two documents, what are Herzl's arguments for a Jewish state and what are Ahad Ha-Am’s concerns?2. Where are Ahad Ha-am's concerns reflected in the current newspaper articles?
Discussion 3, 7 February, 2-3 pages
1. The first three documents are extremely controversial. Outline what was promised to the Arabs, what was promised to the Jews, and what the British and French wanted.2. What are the arguments for an Arab State and a Jewish State presented in the last two documents?
Discussion 4, 14 February, In Class Only
1. What do these documents reveal about Christians in the Middle East