The United States and Israel
Spend a class period reading news articles and watching television reports on the various peace talks that the United States, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority have engaged in. What has stood in the way of a positive resolution? What have been the sticking points in the negotiations?
The Looming Tower
The roots of Islamic extremism as it is known today had its roots in the 1960's and 1970's. This is chronicled in Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower, about the rise of Al Quaida. As a class, read excerpts from this book and discuss how the State of Israel fits into the Islamic view of the world.
Perhaps the most high-profile narrative work about Mossad is the 2005 Steven Spielberg film Munich. As a class, watch the film, which details the hunting down of the Black September leadership after the 1972 Munich massacre. What similarities...
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