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1.0 - The Place
1.1 - Where is Palestine?
1.2 - What are the Occupied Territories?
1.3 - Why is East Jerusalem part of the Occupied Territories?
1.4 - What is the significance of Jerusalem to Christians and Muslims?
2.0 - The People
2.1 - Who are the Palestinians?
2.2 - Who are the Palestinian refugees?
2.3 - How many Palestinian refugees are there?
2.4 - Do Palestinian refugees have a right to return to their homes?
2.5 - Where do the Palestinians live today?
2.6 - Are all Palestinians Muslim?
3.0 - Government & Politics
3.1 - Who represents the Palestinians officially before the world community?
3.2 - What is the "Palestinian Authority"?
3.3 - What is the military capability of the Palestinian Authority?
3.4 - What is the military capability of Israel?
3.5 - What is Fatah?
3.6 - What are some of the major secular political parties other than Fatah?
3.7 - What is Hamas?
3.8 - Are there major Islamic political organizations besides Hamas?
3.9 - What are the major political groups or parties among Palestinian citizens of Israel?
3.10 - How many countries recognize Palestine as a state?
3.11 - What role do NGO's and other civil society groups play?
4.0 - The Conflict
4.1 - When did the Palestinian-Israeli conflict begin?
4.2 - What is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict really about?
4.3 - Is there an accepted understanding about how to resolve the conflict?
4.4 - Are Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel treated equally?
4.5 - What were the Oslo Accords?
4.6 - Did the PLO reject a "generous offer" for peace at Camp David in 2000?
4.7 - What did, in fact, happen at Camp David in 2000?
4.8 - What happened after the negotiations at Camp David in 2000?
4.9 - How did the latest major round of Palestinian-Israeli violence begin?
4.10 - What is an "intifada?"
4.11 - What do Palestinians seek?
4.12 - What was the Gaza disengagement, and how has it affected Palestinians?
4.13 - What is Israel's separation wall or barrier?
5.0 - The U.S. Role
5.1 - How much and what kind of aid does the US provide to Israel?
5.2 - Do the Palestinians view the US as a neutral party?
5.3 - How do Palestinians view Americans?
6.0 - Business & Economics
6.1 - What are the foundations of the economy in the Palestinian territories?
6.2 - What is the rate of unemployment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip?
6.3 - In what occupations do most Palestinian women work?
7.0 - Life & Culture
7.1 - Who are some well-known Palestinian painters or other visual artists?
7.2 - Who are some internationally recognized Palestinian filmmakers?
7.3 - Who are some eminent Palestinian intellectuals and writers?
8.0 - Palestinian Society
8.1 - What is the nature of the legal system in the Palestinian territories?
8.2 - What kind of education do Palestinian children receive?
8.3 - What are the major Palestinian institutions of higher education?
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