Question: Water scarcity is considered one of the biggest problems of the Middle East. Elaborate on the importance of this problem and its connections with current regional conflicts. What is the role of water on Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Give specific examples.

Assigned Documentaries

Jordan Valley Blues:
Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley are among the most oppressed and thirsty communities living in the West Bank – despite the abundance of fresh water resources. Illegal Israeli colonizers are dominating the landscape and its inhabitants with large agricultural settlements, which export 99% of the dates, grapes, bananas and flowers they produce to Europe.
(http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/5031/Jordan-Valley%20Blues)

Note: in addition to your assigned documentaries utilize at least two outside academic sources. You are not allowed to use the Wikipedia as one of your main two academic sources. At the bottom of your essay cite at least two outside sources that you have used to complete your assignment. Give the author (s)’ names, publication date, name of article, and the source where you found the article (i.e. printed books, journals or Internet web site) respectively. Follow the APA or MLA writing style for your essay and references.

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