Essay Topic 1
Define/identify the following groups and what role they play in the Middle East: Maronites, Shiites, Druse, Sunnis, Phalangists, Alawites, Baath Party,Zionists, Likud Party, Labor Party, Ultra-Orthodox, Hezbollah
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's view of what is required for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Do you agree? Why or why not? Be specific.
Essay Topic 3
Why did Israel invade Lebanon in 1982? What were the results? Was the invasion successful for the Israelis? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
What happened at Hama and why? What is its significance in Middle Eastern politics?
Essay Topic 5
Who are the PLO and Yasir Arafat? Why did the author call Arafat the "Teflon Guerrilla"?
Essay Topic 6
Did Yasir Arafat make the PLO a success or did the PLO make Yasir Arafat a success?
Essay Topic 7
Why didn't the withdrawal of Arafat and the PLO from Beirut bring...
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