GCSE History: Arab Israeli Conflict

Noel Thompson looks at the history of the Arab Israeli conflict, examining the key events and personalities on both sides of the conflict and tracing the issues of the country.

These seven video clips for secondary schools, which can be treated as historical sources, look at different viewpoints of the Arab-Israeli conflict. They're taken from a longer documentary about the Israel/Palestine conflict, from 2004.

The series follows the history of the conflict through the mid-late 20th century, focussing on major incidents, pressure points and conflicts.

Please note, these clips have been edited from the original 2004 broadcast version to remove some scenes young audiences might find disturbing. However, teacher review is advised.

Origins of the Arab-Israel two-state solution
video
UN partition plan for Palestine and establishing the State of Israel
video
Suez and the arrival of the Cold War in the Middle East
video
The Six-Day War and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)
video
The Yom Kippur War
video
Sabra and Shatila massacres in 1982
video
The first Intifada and Palestinian consciousness
video