Assignment re: Dr. David Menashri’s Lecture
(Please submit via WebCT or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
by Wed., Oct. 4)
(Note: I know the
room was very crowded, and from some areas of the room and outside it was
practically impossible to hear. I am
therefore attaching links to a few short articles by Dr. Menashri
that cover some of what he said for those of you who had difficulty hearing the
talk on Sept. 27.*
Responses should be about a paragraph in length.
1. Dr. Menashri spoke
of continuity and change in the Middle
East. One change since the
end of the Cold War, he said, was that none of the three major Middle Eastern
powers was Arab. What did he mean? Do you agree?.
- Dr. Menashri said that the Iraq
war had been a “gift” to
does Dr. Menashri think that Iran’s president Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad has been making provocative and
threatening statements about Israel and the holocaust?
what did you find most informative about this lecture? What would you have liked the speaker to
discuss about the topic that he didn’t?
*Some relevant articles by Dr. David Menashri:
Bitter Lemons Middle East
Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel Remarks
Ahmadi-Nejad Strikes Again: Continued Statements against Israel