96 Written Assignment 4: Essay

Essay Choice: The Israelis and the Palestinians or The Battle With ISIS

You get to choose to write an essay on one of these topics. Information below:

Choice 1: The Israelis and the Palestinians

The text gives you a fairly good section on the creation of the State of Israel and the situation with the Palestinians.(The Web gives you massive suppporting information.) Using whatever information you have at your disposal, I would like you to write a short essay on the issue of the Israelis and the Palestinians. Specifically, I would like you to include five sections in your short essay:

A. What caused the friction between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

B. Why is this situation important to the United States?

C. What progress has been made toward peace and stability?

D. Why any further progress may be difficult? Do acts of terrorism (on both sides) destroy chances for progress?

E. What is your view of the Israeli-Palestinian question?



Choice 2: The Battle With ISIS

ISIS has been attempting to establish a caliphate ( a state under the leadership of an Islamic steward ) throughout Iraq and Syria. ISIS has used terror both in the region and abroad to further its aims. In the essay, I would like you to explain why ISIS is pursuing this course of action, what is being done to combat it, and where things are in 2018. Here is a link to an article with some good background:


The essay you write should be in the range of 400 to 500 words and you should cite your sources, if any.

Check the site linked in this document  or any other freely available site that discusses the topic of ISIS.

Original document by Peter Turner licensed CC BY


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