Everything you need to know about Israel-Palestine

25 Cards

CURATED BY Zack Beauchamp

2014-11-21 04:21:57 -0500

  1. What are Israel and Palestine? Why are they fighting?
  2. What is Zionism?
  3. How did Israel become a country in the first place?
  4. What is the Nakba?
  5. What is the West Bank?
  6. What is Jerusalem?
  7. What is Gaza?
  8. What are settlements and why are they such a big deal?
  9. What is the Palestinian Liberation Organization? How about Fatah and the Palestinian Authority?
  10. What is Hamas?
  11. What were the intifadas?
  12. How are Israel’s neighbors handling the conflict?
  13. What do Middle East countries that don’t border Israel think about the conflict?
  14. Why are the US and Israel so friendly?
  15. How does the world feel about Israel/Palestine?
  16. What is the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
  17. How do the current Israeli and Palestinian governments approach the conflict?
  18. How does the Palestinian unity deal affect the conflict?
  19. What are the “two-state solution” and the “one-state solution”?
  20. What is BDS?
  21. What happens if the peace process fails?
  22. Why did Israel and Hamas go to war in July 2014?
  23. You didn't answer my question!
  24. What else should I read on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
  25. How have these cards changed?
  1. Card 1 of 25

    What are Israel and Palestine? Why are they fighting?

  2. Card 2 of 25

    What is Zionism?

  3. Card 3 of 25

    How did Israel become a country in the first place?

  4. Card 4 of 25

    What is the Nakba?

  5. Card 5 of 25

    What is the West Bank?

  6. Card 6 of 25

    What is Jerusalem?

  7. Card 7 of 25

    What is Gaza?

    Gaza is a densely populated strip of land that is mostly surrounded by Israel and peopled almost exclusively by Palestinians. Israel used to have a military presence, but withdrew unilaterally in 2005. It's currently under Israeli blockade.

    The sporadic rocket fire that's hit Israel from there since its pullback has strengthened Israeli hawks' political position, as they have long argued that any Palestinian state would end up serving as a launching pad for attacks on Israel.

    Egypt controlled Gaza until 1967, when Israel occupied it (along with the West Bank) in the Six Day War. Until 2005, Israeli military authorities controlled Gaza in the same way they control the West Bank, and Jews were permitted to settle there. In 2005, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pulled out Israeli troops and settlers unilaterally.

    Gaza is governed by the Islamist group Hamas, which formed in 1987 as a militant "resistance" group against Israel and won political power in a 2006 U.S.-based election. Hamas' takeover of Gaza prompted an Israeli blockade of the flow of commercial goods into Gaza, on the grounds that Hamas could use those goods to make weapons to be used against Israel. Israel has eased the blockade over time, but the cutoff of basic supplies like fuel still does significant humanitarian harm by cutting off access to electricity, food, and medicine.

    Hamas and other Gaza-based militants have fired thousands of rockets from the territory at Israeli targets. Israel has launched a number of military operations in Gaza, most recently a 2008 air strike campaign that culminated in a ground invasion and a series of air strikes again in 2012.

  8. Card 8 of 25

    What are settlements and why are they such a big deal?

  9. Card 9 of 25

    What is the Palestinian Liberation Organization? How about Fatah and the Palestinian Authority?

  10. Card 10 of 25

    What is Hamas?

  11. Card 11 of 25

    What were the intifadas?

  12. Card 12 of 25

    How are Israel’s neighbors handling the conflict?

  13. Card 13 of 25

    What do Middle East countries that don’t border Israel think about the conflict?

  14. Card 14 of 25

    Why are the US and Israel so friendly?

  15. Card 15 of 25

    How does the world feel about Israel/Palestine?

  16. Card 16 of 25

    What is the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?

  17. Card 17 of 25

    How do the current Israeli and Palestinian governments approach the conflict?

  18. Card 18 of 25

    How does the Palestinian unity deal affect the conflict?

  19. Card 19 of 25

    What are the “two-state solution” and the “one-state solution”?

  20. Card 20 of 25

    What is BDS?

  21. Card 21 of 25

    What happens if the peace process fails?

  22. Card 22 of 25

    Why did Israel and Hamas go to war in July 2014?

  23. Card 23 of 25

    You didn't answer my question!

  24. Card 24 of 25

    What else should I read on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

  25. Card 25 of 25

    How have these cards changed?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot username?

We'll email it to you.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Forgot username?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_10934_tracker