This course deals with the Israeli politics, economy, society and culture, since its creation in 1948 till today. It analyzes the construction of the Israeli historical narrative as an identity-building narrative, intending to inculcate a collective memory to a diverse society. We will focus on key events and essential components that shaped the Israeli society from the fifties till the present. We will also discuss the changes that the Israeli society experiences in its almost seventy years of existence and how it affects its politics and culture. Among the topics we will discuss issues such as immigration, economic transformation, political upheaval, religious Zionism and post-Zionism, privatization and Americanization, Holocaust increasing role in shaping Israel's identity, diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the enduring conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab world.
The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state
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Approx. 11 hours to complete
Approx. 11 hours to complete
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL - PART II: CHALLENGES OF ISRAEL AS A SOVEREIGN STATE
Very interesting material, and some interesting guest speakers! I always appreciate the graphics, especially maps. Lots of the material was new to me. Thank you !
well and in brief explained topics that allows us to understand History of Modern Israel.\n\nI also didn't find the course biased which is a good thing.
An excellent course! Great teachers and very interesting interviews. I loved it and learnt a lot. Many thanks and many greetings from Madrid / Antonia
A fascinating course, well delivered. I was especially interested in the issues related to the dynamics and development of Israeli society.
Very informative course. I would like to have some more detail, i.e. a longer and more profound course. The test are too easy.
This was an amazing and enlightening course. Thank Hebrew University for setting it up in such an all-encompassing manner.
Great course! Gave me a deeper understanding of much I knew, but now my knowledge is richer and fuller than what it was.
Very good course, informative and lays out the foundation for anyone wanting to know about the state of Israel.
Great continuation to the first part - would totally recommend it to learn about this interesting country!
Outstanding presentation of the State of Israel's struggle for independence!
I wholeheartedly recommend this course. It was very interesting!
I really enjoyed this course do keep up the good work.\n\nתודה!
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