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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Israeli Society: The First Years 1948-1967

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Introduction45s
The Israeli Political System2m
The First Years - A Political review4m
Security Threats and Military Operations7m
Economic Difficulties and Economic Growth6m
Facing mass Immigration and the Challenge of Absorption - Part 14m
Facing mass Immigration and the Challenge of Absorption - Part 23m
The Eichmann Trial1m
International Relations and Domestic Policy1m
A Man & A Symbol: Ben Gurion's Leadership – An interview with Prof. Zeev Tsachor (In Hebrew - Please use subtitles)9m
Popular Culture and Common Life in the fifties and Sixties - An interview with Prof. Orit Rozin6m
Summary1m
2 readings
The Armistice - Moshe Sharett10m
The Kfar Qasim massacre court trial10m
1 practice exercise
Evaluate your knowledge30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Israel, Between War and Peace 1967-1979

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
The Six-Day War14m
The Impact of the War on Israeli society: Geography, demography, economy, politics, defense, culture, the issue of the territories14m
The Yom Kippur war10m
The Impact of the war on the Israeli society: political impact, economic, shattering of Israeli identity6m
Non-Parliamentary political organization - Settlement movement4m
Non-Parliamentary political organization - Peace Now2m
Peace with Egypt16m
The relations with Egypt - Interview with Shimon Shamir18m
2 readings
The path towards the Six-Day War - Political view10m
The path towards the Six-Day War - Civilian view10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Israel - A Society in transition 1977-1995

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
The political turnover and the rise of the "National traditional block"6m
Economic transformation8m
The 1st Lebanon war2m
The Palestinian uprising (1st Intifada)5m
Immigration9m
Towards negotiations with the Palestinians13m
The Oslo accords6m
Peace with Jordan4m
Rabin's Assassination7m
1 reading
Sephardi discrimination feelings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Changing Identity

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Americanization and Globalization: Politics and Culture9m
The Jewish context: Israel-Diaspora relationship10m
Towards a Multi-Cultural Society10m
Zionism, Post-Zionism & Religious Zionism8m
The Memory of the Holocaust as a Basis for Collective Identity7m
The Memory of the Holocaust and the IDF (Israeli army) - An interview with Dr. Tammy Hoffman7m
3 readings
President Reuven Rivlin address regarding the fragmentation of the Israeli society10m
Author Amos Oz arguing for cultural diversity10m
Author Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor, testifies:10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m

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