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mock exam

Israel/Palestine 1948 to the Present: (Re)Producing the Nation(s)

Time allowed: 2 hours
Answer TWO questions

Answers should NOT include any significant amount of material already presented in ANY assessed work.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book.

1. Was the Zionist leadership responsible for the failure of the 1947 partition plan?

2. Are Israel and Palestine pro-natalist? Discuss in relation to the period 1948 to the present?

3. ‘An immigration success story.’ Do you agree with this characterisation of Israel?

4. Discuss the role of the Nakba in the development of Palestinian national identity?

5. How has the memory of the Holocaust been used in Israeli politics?

6. ‘More divides the Palestinians than unites them.’ Discuss in relation to the period 1948 to the present?

7. What is the legacy of the Oslo Accords?

8. Is there a place for non-Jews in Israel? Discuss in relation to the period 1948 to the present?

9. Are the kibbutzim a relic of Israel’s past?

10. Are Mizrachim discriminated against in Israel? Discuss in relation to the period 1948 to the present.