Israel ushered in the new millennium differently than most countries: with the onset of a violent Intifada, or uprising. On the heels of the failed Camp David Summit with Ehud Barak and Yassir Arafat, some 4,000 people were killed, including many civilians. Terror and fear reigned for about four years. The Second Intifada was predated by the First Intifada, Camp David Summit, and Ariel Sharon’s memorable visit to the Temple Mount, and culminated with the construction of a controversial security wall and Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza. Watch this video and use these prompts to help students make sense of it all and internalize these complicated and tragic events.
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