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About the Course

How did the State of Israel come to be? How is it that an idea, introduced in 19th century Europe, became a reality? And how does that reality prevail in the harsh complexities of the Middle East? Presented by Professor Eyal Naveh, with additional units from Professor Asher Sussers' "The Emergence of the Modern Middle East" course, This course will take you on a journey through the history of Modern Israel. In this 1st part of the course we will explore: How did the 19th century idea of a Jewish state become a reality? So the next time you hear about Israel in the news, you will be informed enough about the history of this area to comprehend the many sides and narratives that interact to shape the complex reality of Israel today. Please note that there is a second part to this course "The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state" which is a direct extension of this part. We highly recommend to continue to the second part after you finish this one ( In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here – * This course is a joint effort of Tel Aviv University & Israel Institute ( * This course uses media material from various archives, courtesy to Yad Vashem Archive for their help. * This course is self-paced. Once you register, you can participate in the course anytime, as often as you wish and over any stretch of time...

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Sep 26, 2019

"The History of Modern Israel – Part I: From an Idea to a State" is a time demanding course for all of us nowadays to know the real history of modern Israel. Thanks Coursera for the such opportunity.


Sep 29, 2020

It gave me more insight for me about Israel history. The tutors explained it in a simple way, although some parts of the materials were a little bit difficult to understand

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By Rodrigo S S

May 29, 2019

Excellent Course. It gives you a perspective of a very controversial issue.

By Osias L

May 5, 2020

Excelente curso, se aprender bastante de la historia del Estado de Israel

By Betsy D

Nov 11, 2015

Great bite-size lessons, very informative and interesting. Thank you!

By Konstantins S

Jan 20, 2023

The course is good, but unfortunately it lacks additional readings.

By Joseph W H

Sep 14, 2016

Very Informative and can't wait for Part II to become available.

By Zoe J

May 30, 2017

I am interested in the history of Israel and want to learn more

By osnat r a

Aug 26, 2016

Couldn't stop watching. Very interesting and informative.

By Dr. C

May 12, 2020

I very much enjoyed and learned a lot from this course.

By Mike P

Mar 15, 2022

Very informative and helpful for understanding Israel.

By Manuel F G

Dec 15, 2016

An excellent course about Israel and his development.

By Nilson L M

Dec 22, 2019

Excelente conteúdo, conciso, verdadeiro e essencial.

By William F

Jul 7, 2017

This course was very informative and well presented.

By Ruud Z

Feb 11, 2024

Comprehensive, insightful and remarkably unbiased.

By Deva A P E S

Apr 14, 2020

This course gave good insights about the country.

By Sarah E D

Jan 25, 2021

Very interesting, clear and effective pedagogy

By Milind S

May 15, 2020

The best course I've ever taken on Coursera.

By Chris S

Apr 27, 2020

Very helpfull proffesors thank you very much


Aug 11, 2021

it was very informative. Well contructed.

By Ava H

Jun 3, 2020

Phenomenal course which I enjoyed greatly.

By Sanskriti P

May 11, 2019

Amazing course. Even amazing explanation.

By David H

Mar 23, 2021

Good lectures, challenging enough quizzes

By Crystal S

Dec 9, 2019

Helps explain and put things into context

By Sven S

Oct 29, 2017

Great course, learned a lot of new things

By Jay N

Jun 1, 2016

Got tons of information from this course.

By Tracy T

Apr 1, 2016

A well-prepared, well-delivered course.