The war of 1948 has shaped the history of the modern Middle East more than any other single event, and it continues to shape both Israeli and Palestinian societies to this day. We will discuss the major events that led to the outbreak of the war, its main stages, and the different, even contrasting, narratives Israelis and Palestinians created about it. We will examine the diverse voices of those who participated in or experienced the war to shed new light on this constitutive and complex event.
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MAAYAN HILEL is a lecturer at the Crown Family Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. She is a historian of the modern Middle East, specializing in the cultural and social history of Palestine / Land of Israel during the first half of the twentieth century. Dr. Hilel teachers history courses about Jewish-Arab relations; leisure, and popular culture in the Middle East; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and more.
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