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War in the Middle East Discussion Guide

War in the Middle East Discussion Guide

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War in the Middle East: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton - Discussion Guide
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1970, WIlborn Hampton ws wkig i r s  figcsd f U.p.I. (Uid pss Ii) wh psii guis hijckdh s d fw w f h   ds isi usid f a, Jd.th dy f h hijckigs, H ws dischd  biu, l,  h
 
cv h dic sy. Wihi dys, h ws s  a d chckd i  hICi H, which ws svig s  if hdqus f h scs f juiss ssigd  h hijckigs.tw dys , H ws wkd y  cchy f gufi,  uds,d h “gidig whi” f d vhics vig hugh h ss w his h. Jdi y s w ckig psii guis, d H d hiscgus w d isid h ICi s chs vc h ciy. a civiw h wud c kw s bck S hd gu.S gis
War in the Middle East 
, h s k i Wi H’s sis f ccusd f  ’s i f viw. as  ywiss  w f h s iiiy d iic vs i h midd es — bck S d h Y KiuW H  y cus his xics d chgs s  juis duigwi u s succicy xis h hisy f vs h d u  h ws dcifis y f h cicd dis h k udsdig h iics f his w- gi s difficu  chd.Sud wih fsciig hghs,
War in the Middle East 
ffs  cigfishd gis i  dy d iv id, h vs d ucs f which siffc h midd es, d h wd,  his dy.
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Before reading:
1. bgi  discussi u cu vs i h midd es y skig suds  s f h cuis i h gi h  cuy i h ws (such s Iq, I,Is, l,  Sudi ai). Discuss s f h j iic, hic, d igiusissus h div h ciuig vic i h midd es. Us his i  cify ddysify s f h vy cicd issus h ffc if i h  f h wd.2. I h gu 
War in the Middle East 
, h uh wis, “ay udsdig f hmidd es us gi wih h is h   sid is igh  wg. th is ck d whi, y  husd shds f gy.” Discuss wh h uh s y“shds f gy.” Discuss s f h “ighs d wgs” h hv hd i hmidd es sic iic is d why i is s difcu  viw his gi f h wdi siisic s.
While reading:
1. th gu 
War in the Middle East 
(gs ix–xv) vids ckgud ifi y fcs h d u  bck S d h Y Kiu W: h cif Is, h ci d is f h psi lii ogizi (h p.l.o.), his f is, d h Six-Dy W i 1967. Why ds h uh c Is Dvid d h s f h a wd  Gih (. xii)? Hw did h vs dig u, duig, d f h Six-Dy W sv s  cys  bck S d h YKiu W?2. ms psiis csidd Ysi af  fd gh, whi s Isis viwdhi s  is. Hw d yu xi hs w vy diff iuds wd h ss? af Is’s vicy i 1967, icids f is icsd ud h g.Why d yu hik dic is gizis us such vi cics?3. th hgh h s ch 1 is dic. Discuss h icguiy f his igd wh i syizs.4. Discuss h igi f h wd
guerrilla.
Is h y diffc w  gui d sdi? If s, wh  h diffcs?5. th hgh  g 9 shws w chid sdis. Dsci h diffcs i dygug w hs w ys. D yu hik i is cc f chid  gh iws? Wh iiu g d yu hik  shud   sv i h iiy?6. I Ch 4, h uh dscis s f h iis f h civi w i Jd d isffcs  h civii ui. Discuss wh i wud  ik   cugh i  w.Hw wud i ffc diy if? Wh d yu hik wud  h s fighig scf ivig hugh such chs?7. o g 31, ai s h uh h h hs h cic wi g , cus “w is gdusiss.” Discuss wh ai s y his s. as  psii, ai viws hisf s  ucs. Discuss hw psiis’ fig f ig giizd, v wihi ha wd, hs ciud  h vic i h midd es.
 Like so many things in thedesert, peace still seemed just like another mirage. (p. 91)“We destroy in the day,and they repair at night. Destroy and repair. Destroy and repair. It’slike children’s toys. Youcan tear it apart, and ina few hours it’s back,fixed again.” (p. 76)
 
8. my higs h uh dscis  siy  i f  wh hs v ivd iwi cdiis  fuy udsd. Discuss h hs f w dscid i h k.Wh suisd yu? Wh did’? o g 33, h uh dscis h  dih fud hisf i s  gu f bdui sdis chd h psii ys gui i  gg   xcud. D yu hik h uh d h igh dcisi  iv? Wh d yu hik yu wud hv d i his siui?9. Wh is s? Wh  did s y i h Y Kiu W? o g 57,h uh dscis h scy i h Isi ds s “icguus.” Why is his wdsuch  i dsci? Wh h scs f h k cud  dscid ihis wy? rd g 61. Why d yu hik h d disgdd h ghig h wskig c y?10. Why w s Isis s cd h hy wud siy d quicky df hiis i h Y Kiu W? Wh cusd h  du hi cdc? thicu  g 66 shws  Isi sdi i  y shw yig i h ds, whii h ckgud  sdis div g  w si f d i  iiy vhic.Hw ds his ig ius h  igi ys i s scs f if i h middes d hw i cius  h gig cics i h gi?11. Hw  h uh d his cgus ik s chss? Is ig  w shig h is ig  yu? D yu hik h uh ws wis  g s cs h f is?12. Discuss h fwig c d y  Isi c  g 73: “I’s czy. Kids dyig u h, d f wh? a sch f ds? Why d’ w jus giv i ck h? Is ds’ d i.” D yu g wih h c? Is h y ic f di h wd h is wh  h hu if?
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1. If Wi H w cvig h Iq W, h igh vy w  ddd wih gud ui. a ddd juis vs wih  ui d c sk u sisswh. Discuss h s d cs f his y f ig. D yu hik dddjuiss c i jciv?2. rd h s gh  g 101. af dig h k d ig y f hsis f h Isis d as, did yu f  ii u which sid is igh?Did yu hv  ii f yu d h k?3. o g 103, h uh cs  h gig siui f w, hd, d dshdi h midd es. D yu hik h h as d h Isis wi v    ivcfuy? If s, hw d yu hik c wi  chivd? If , why ? WiH wds wh h wd wi k ik  hudd ys f w. Discussyu ig f h midd es f h fuu. D yu hik c wi c  h middes duig yu ifi?
 As I stood there waiting to see what happened,three Israeli jets suddenlyscreamed up from behind me, flying very low, and disappeared over thehorizon. I decided I had seen enough action and  got back in my car and headed east. (p. 61)
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