Paper Title

[1.3] Israel - A Star in the East

Presenter Information

Rowan Huff FroeseFollow

Location

IB 1007

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

History | Philosophy | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Researcher: Rowan Huff Froese Presentation Title: Israel – A Star in the East Research Focus: Philosophy, History and Politics School: Thompson Rivers University | Arts Department Presentation Type: Oral and Visual

Abstract: This research paper will look at one of the most debated and volatile states in the modern world, that is the state of Israel. With much controversy surrounding Israel, it’s creation, and current policy, this paper will take a secular look at her history and significance. Judaism is the longest-lasting monotheistic religion and has laid roots in the region now known as Israel, and the Jewish claim to this land has a strong case. This paper will seek to examine whether the Jewish people have a more legitimate claim than other groups who call the region home. Moreover, this paper will examine the reasons for Israel’s founding in 1948 and the experience of Jews before that date. Jews have faced persecution in many of the positions they have found themselves in throughout the centuries. This persecution culminated in the Holocaust of the 1940s. Through this, the paper will look at the history and roots of anti-Semitism, as well as its impact in today’s world. Despite this bigotry, the Jewish spirit has stayed strong. Today their national home provides them with the ability to protect their vital interests. The modern state of Israel provides a high quality of life for its citizens, as a democracy and a protector of human rights. However, Israel’s treatment of Palestine blemishes this record and this paper will emphasise the importance of criticism directed at Israel, so that lasting solutions can be built for all peoples. In conclusion, Israel is an important state for a Jewish minority who has faced persecution for many millennia but should be examined at with the same level of scrutiny as any other nation.

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[1.3] Israel - A Star in the East

IB 1007

Researcher: Rowan Huff Froese Presentation Title: Israel – A Star in the East Research Focus: Philosophy, History and Politics School: Thompson Rivers University | Arts Department Presentation Type: Oral and Visual

Abstract: This research paper will look at one of the most debated and volatile states in the modern world, that is the state of Israel. With much controversy surrounding Israel, it’s creation, and current policy, this paper will take a secular look at her history and significance. Judaism is the longest-lasting monotheistic religion and has laid roots in the region now known as Israel, and the Jewish claim to this land has a strong case. This paper will seek to examine whether the Jewish people have a more legitimate claim than other groups who call the region home. Moreover, this paper will examine the reasons for Israel’s founding in 1948 and the experience of Jews before that date. Jews have faced persecution in many of the positions they have found themselves in throughout the centuries. This persecution culminated in the Holocaust of the 1940s. Through this, the paper will look at the history and roots of anti-Semitism, as well as its impact in today’s world. Despite this bigotry, the Jewish spirit has stayed strong. Today their national home provides them with the ability to protect their vital interests. The modern state of Israel provides a high quality of life for its citizens, as a democracy and a protector of human rights. However, Israel’s treatment of Palestine blemishes this record and this paper will emphasise the importance of criticism directed at Israel, so that lasting solutions can be built for all peoples. In conclusion, Israel is an important state for a Jewish minority who has faced persecution for many millennia but should be examined at with the same level of scrutiny as any other nation.