2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Topics for Discussion

David K. Shipler
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Most Israel-Arabs speak Hebrew; few Jews speak Arabic. Should they learn Arabic? Why or why not?

What holds Arabs in positions of menial labor? Can they escape this? Why or why not?

What effect did the massacre at Sabra and Shatila have on Jewish society? What effect did it have on Palestinian society?

Discuss how the Holocaust is used and abused by Arabs and Jews.

Can this conflict produce a Martin Luther King figure? If so, what would his or her characteristics be? If not, why not?

Can the promise of full, equal citizenship be granted to non-Jews? What would it take to achieve this?

Should loyal Israeli-Arabs be drafted into the Israel Defense Force (IDF)? Why or why not?

Can Arabs be victims of anti-Semitism? What constitutes anti-Semitism?

Shipler identifies a few in which Arabs and Jews cooperate. Pick one and discuss why it works and...

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