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Month: September 2011

Afghanistan Curriculum Materials

Today we released our new curriculum materials on the U.S. role in Afghanistan. We’re excited! All of us have been working hard on this for parts of the last year. The video gives you a sense of the ideas and themes in the printed curriculum as well as the content of the Scholars Online videos. Information about the curriculum, The United States in Afghanistan, is available on our website.

Great Resource on the Green Line

An upcoming vote in the General Assembly of the UN on recognizing a Palestinian state is going to be getting more and more attention in the coming days.

Here’s a useful resource from the New York Times on the role of the Green Line in Israeli-Palestinian relations.

There’s a terrific animated map, four short videos with different perspectives on the future, and five images with captions.

Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

As Israelis marched on June 1 to commemorate Israel's capture of the Old City from Jordan in 1967, Palestinians climbed to the rooftops, waving Palestinian flags in protest. The marchers wound their way through Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood on the Palestinian side of the Green Line that has become restive in the past few years after Israeli settlers began moving in. (Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times.)

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