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

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Approx. 7 hours to complete

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

English

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

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Emergence of Zionism

This module will discuss the major reasons for the rise of the Zionist movement as the national movement of the Jewish people, as a modern, European phenomenon at the last third of the nineteenth century. It will focus on the main features of the movement as well as its first projects in Palestine. The module will end with the impact of World War I on Jews in general and on the Zionist movement in particular, leading to the Balfour deceleration. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 59 min), 1 quiz
Video12 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Evaluate your knowledge18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

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

Focusing on the first two decades of the British Mandate in Palestine, this module will explore the relationship between British authorities, Jews, and Arabs in the area. It will characterize the nature of the Zionist society that developed during this time by characterizing it as a "state in a process". It will also point to the emergence of initial Palestinian nationalism and its struggle against both the British authorities and the continuation of Jewish immigration and national building....
Reading
8 videos (Total 59 min)
Video8 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
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

This module will explore the most tragic event of the Twentieth century, namely the Second World War and the Holocaust. It will discuss the impact of this event on the Jewish Zionist society in Palestine. The module will continue by looking at the Zionist struggle against the British Mandate following the years of the war, the British decision to leave the area, the UN suggestion to create two states, one Jewish and one Arab, the failure of this project and the break of the war between Jews and Palestinians. We will analyze the declaration of independence and the creation of Israel as a sovereign state that had to fight for its existence and succeed to defend itself against an invasion of neighboring Arab states. It will explain the Palestinian catastrophe and the tragedy of Palestinian refugees....
Reading
11 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 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
Reading1 reading
For more on the Holocaust - Refer to TAU & Yad Vashem course " The Holocaust - an introduction"10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final test30m
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Top Reviews

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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