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Subtitles: Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Hebrew, Spanish

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 1 hour/week...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Hebrew, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

The Emergence of Zionism

12 videos (Total 59 min), 1 quiz
12 videos
Introduction2m
Origins of Zionism5m
Practical Zionism3m
Political Zionism4m
Other Versions of Zionizm5m
The Old Yishuv, The 1st Aliyah (wave of immigration) & Early settlements4m
The 2nd Aliyah6m
The culture of the Immigrants - Interview with Professor Anita Shapira5m
The impact on the Jews in Europe & the Yishuv4m
WWI & British interests6m
The Non-Promised land9m
1 practice exercise
Evaluate your knowledge18m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Jewish Community (Yishuv) in Palestine Under British Mandate, 1921-1939

8 videos (Total 59 min)
8 videos
1920s: Initial Arab Opposition to the Zionist Project (1920-21, 1929)6m
New waves of immigration, Settlements, Social Organization, Military militias9m
Demographic and social changes, political consolidation5m
The development of an Hebrew Culture - Interview with Professor Anita Shapira7m
Building a Hebrew Society4m
The creation of the Palestinian National Movement5m
From the Peel commission to the White Paper of 193912m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

WWII, the Holocaust, the end of the Mandate and the Establishment of Israel

11 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
WWII and the Holocaust7m
The Conflict7m
The approach to the British during the war - Interview with Professor Moti Golani (In Hebrew -Please use subtitles)4m
Protesting, but still Aiding3m
Revolt against the British5m
The true face of the relations with Britain - Interview with Professor Moti Golani (In Hebrew -Please use subtitles)6m
Diverse approaches to the struggle3m
The UN intervention and the partition Plan3m
The "Civil War" between Jews and Palestinian at the end of the British Mandate8m
The Declaration of Independence, the war against the Arab invasion, Victory and armistice11m
1 reading
For more on the Holocaust - Refer to TAU & Yad Vashem course " The Holocaust - an introduction"10m
1 practice exercise
Final test30m
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Top reviews from The History of Modern Israel – Part I: From an Idea to a State

By DHFeb 18th 2018

A very thorough learning experience and really showed how the struggle for a sovereign state for the Jews came about and all the differences which needed to be ironed out.

By DAFeb 3rd 2018

The course began with a question..What do we know about Israel(its history)? The course ended with an answer is " Is there anything more to be known?" Excellent course!!!!

Instructors

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Professor Eyal Naveh

General History
General History professor at Tel Aviv University and at the Kibbutzim College of Education
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Professor Asher Susser

Senior Research Fellow
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

About Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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