Tel Aviv University
The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state
Tel Aviv University

The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state

Taught in English

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Professor Eyal Naveh
Professor Asher  Susser

Instructors: Professor Eyal Naveh


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In the first two decades of its existence the new state of Israel faced many challenges. Israelis at this period faced economic difficulties, insecure boarders, political challenges and social upheavals. Led by the Labor party, the new state absorbed huge numbers of Jewish immigrants who came primarily from Arab countries, as well as a significant number of Holocaust survivors. These projects and others required a collective effort and a spirit of commitment at the expense of individual needs and aspirations. Thus we can define Israeli society in those years as a mobilized society.

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13 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

From the late Sixties until the late Seventies Israeli society experienced two major wars that had a huge impact on life in the country, as well as one peace agreement that altered the status of Israel in the area and reinvigorated hope for a better future.

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9 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this lesson we will discuss the essential developments that transformed Israeli society at the end of the twentieth century.

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10 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This segment of the course attempts to explore the very elusive topic of Israel’s changing identity.

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz6 discussion prompts

The last part of the course will explore current issues that characterize Israel today. The "Start Up Nation", Social inequality, the Political fragmentation & the difficulties of being situated in the unstable and non-democratic Muslim Middle East.

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8 videos1 quiz3 discussion prompts


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4.7 (55 ratings)
Professor Eyal Naveh
Tel Aviv University
2 Courses40,374 learners
Professor Asher  Susser
Tel Aviv University
4 Courses80,125 learners

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