a. Read carefully “what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine” at: http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ 

b. Read carefully the short descriptions/reviews of the six books listed below:

Book 1: John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy (2007): http://electronicintifada.net/content/book-review-israel-lobby-and-us-foreign-policy/3525

Book 2: Jimmy Carter, Palestine: peace not apartheid (2006):http://www.cartercenter.org/news/editorials_speeches/latimes_palestine_081206.html

Book 3: Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006): http://www.counterpunch.org/whitbeck01272007.html

Book 4: Paul Findley, They dare to speak out: people and institutions confront Israel’s lobby (1985):http://www.csmonitor.com/1985/0802/bfindl-f.html

Book 5: Norman Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (2000): 

Book 6: Mark Green, ed., Persecution, Privilege & Power: Reconsidering the Zionist Narrative in American Life, Thirty Essential Articles on the Most Pressing Issue of our Time (2007): Read carefully the Book Description/About Mark Green, click on TV Interviews and watch the Jeff Blankfort (#1 and #2) short video clips at: http://persecutionprivilegeandpower.com

c. Based on the information and figures learned from “a” and “b”, write a 250 to 350 word-essay in which you clearly (1) summarize the significant facts you learned from “what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine” and the descriptions/reviews of the six books, (2) explain why does the United States support the Jewish Israelis (who do not believe in Jesus) against the Muslim and Christian Palestinians (who do believe in Jesus), and (3) discuss the consequences of the Palestine-Israel Conflict for US economy and diplomacy. Homework 4 is worth 5 points (5 percent of your final grade). Each homework assignment in this course must be formatted as a Microsoft Word

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