What was the First Intifada?


When people hear the word “Intifada” (“tremor” in Arabic), they are often referring to the Second Intifada, which began in 2000. Did you know there was a First Intifada from 1987-1991? 

This video comes with a five-part guide that can be viewed online and/or downloaded as a PDF, along with a Kahoot game. It is part of a series titled History of Israel Explained.

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What happened during this time? Who was at odds against one another and what caused the friction? This video explores the events of this difficult period in Israeli history, both within Israel and from a global perspective.

Use this video and prompts to learn about, and especially learn from, this time period in Israeli history.



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