Crash Course World History: Conflict in Israel and Palestine

Created by Crash Course, an educational YouTube channel started by Hank and John Green, this informative and humorous video (12:52) presents an introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, claiming that what is often seen as an endless religious war dating back thousands of years is actually a story of competing nationalisms that emerged in the British Mandatory period. While putting the conflict into its modern historical context, John Green argues that its roots lie in each side’s failure to accept and understand the legitimacy of the other side’s narrative. With a colloquial, sarcastic style and an interesting mix of historical photos and animation, this video appeals to millennials.