This one will ask you to integrate lecture and reading materials in a carefully written and well-organized essay.
First, please do your very best on this.
This is important. The essay should be about 3-4 pages. MLA format
You must have specific examples from lecture and from the reading assignments.
No outside sources
Use your own words, and try to use the reading and books as many as you can.
You can use subtitle to separate these 4 communities that you write. Single space
You should use example from reading to support your points
Please read everything carefully.
Have a clear and well-organized introduction and conclusion.
- Amos Oz, In the Land of Israel.
- Yossi Klein Halevi, Like Dreamers:The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.
- Sari Nusseibeh and Anthony David, Once Upon a Country:A Palestinian Life.
- Anne B. Shlay and Gillad Rosen, Jerusalem:The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis.
During the course of our study of Jerusalem, we have seen how religion and politics are intimately connected and are virtually inseparable, and how the city is fractured by competing and conflicted worldviews. We have described these worldviews as the Mainline Zionists, the Haredim, the Edot Ha-Mizrach (the Jewish communities whose origins are in North Africa or the Middle East), the Messianic Suburbanites, the Hashemites or Jordanians, the Palestinian Nationalists, the Palestinian Islamists, and the Christians.Those with deep knowledge of Jerusalem argue in a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, there must be some accommodation for the joint sovereignty and autonomy of Israel and Palestine in the city. There is considerable agreement that this is the way forward with the very difficult problem of Jerusalem.However, this accommodation must take into account the powers of sacred places and the worldviews that are present in the city and in the larger arena of the conflict.
We have looked at four of these communities more carefully than the others, namely
The Haredim, the Messianic Suburbanites, the Palestinian Nationalists, and the Palestinian Islamists.
Please write a well-organized, well-written, and comparative essay on these 4 communities that I have chosen on the following:
How do these worldviews or communities understand the relationship between religion and politics?
How do they attempt to realize or achieve their worldviews in the specific politics of the city?
How have their religion and politics been managed in the history of the city since 1948 and how might they be managed in the future?
How to Write this:
- Make certain that you have reviewed the introductory materials from the class that involved general issues about the nature and construction of sacred places.
- Review the material on the history and sanctity of Jerusalem in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.How did the Six Day War impact the city?
- How do each of these groups play out their politics in the city according to Shlay and Rosen?
- Keep in mind how each of the eight/seven worldviews or groups have parallel or conflicting interests in their politics.
- How does each group seek to build the sanctity of Jerusalem?Can you point to specific examples from lecture and from the reading assignments?
- Review the materials on the seven worldviews of Jerusalem:the haredim, the mainline Zionists, the messianic suburbanites or the settlers, the Hashemites, the Palestinian nationalists, the Palestinian Islamists, and the Christians.
- You must also demonstrate your command of the reading materials.So for example, if you were to write on the messianic suburbanites, I would expect to see discussion of Halevi’s Like Dreamers or Amos Oz’s In the Land of Israel or of the Palestinian Nationalists, some discussion Nusseibeh’s, Once upon a Country.