1. In a 500-word (or so) post, summarize the causes and consequences of the first two major conflicts between Israel and its enemies: the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the 1956 Suez Crisis.
2. The Palestinian Liberation Organization, or PLO, has been a major force in the struggle for the identity and independence of the Palestinian people. In a 500-word (or so) post, write a brief history of this organization taking it from its origin to the present.