Videos about the Middle East, c.1919-2012

The following videos have been selected from YouTube. I have tried to find materials that are not heavily influenced by one side or the other but which offer some reasonably ‘objective’ account. However, I cannot guarantee that this will always be the case so – as always – you are encouraged to doubt, to question and to reach your own conclusions about what you see here.

In addition to the videos embedded here, see also: BBC Bitesize Clips
 

PBS documentary series

Brief Overview

 

What is Zionism?

 

 

WWI Background

 

The McMahon-Hussein correspondence (1915), Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916) & The Balfour Declaration (1917)

 

An in-depth look at the impact of WWI on the Middle East – 56 minutes

 
The creation of the state of Israel and the War of 1948-49

 


 

The Suez Crisis, 1956

 

The Six Day War of 1967

 
Munich & Black September, 1972


 

 

Yom Kippur, 1973

 

Camp David Accords, 1978

Oslo Peace Accords, 1993

 

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