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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

WEEK 1

Independence and revolutionary politics in the Arab world...
14 videos (Total 98 min), 3 readings
14 videos
5.1.1 Egypt: Crisis and Revolution - Part 18m
5.1.2 Egypt: Crisis and Revolution - Part 26m
5.2.1 Iraq from the Overthrow of the Hashemites to Saddam Hussein - Part 18m
5.2.2 Iraq from the Overthrow of the Hashemites to Saddam Hussein - Part 27m
5.3.1 Syria's Prolonged Instability - Part 18m
5.3.2 Syria's Prolonged Instability - Part 28m
5.4.1 Lebanon's Civil Wars - Part 17m
5.4.2 Lebanon's Civil Wars - Part 29m
5.5. The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies3m
5.5.1.1 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Jordan - Part 19m
5.5.1.2 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Jordan - Part 27m
5.5.2 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Saudi Arabia8m
5.6 The Arab Cold War2m
3 readings
Before we begin10m
Suggested Readings10m
Lecture Transcript10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

WEEK 2

The beginnings of the Arab-Israeli conflict...
15 videos (Total 112 min), 2 readings
15 videos
6.2 Early Zionism9m
6.3.1 Initial Arab Resistance - Part 16m
6.3.2 Initial Arab Resistance - Part 27m
6.4.1 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 110m
6.4.2 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 26m
6.4.3 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 36m
6.5 The Impact of World War II10m
6.6 The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry5m
6.7.1 Partition and the First Phase of War - Part 14m
6.7.2 Partition and the First Phase of War - Part 28m
6.8 The Second Phase of the 1948 War7m
6.9.1 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 18m
6.9.2 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 24m
6.9.3 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 38m
2 readings
Suggested Readings10m
Lecture Transcript10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

WEEK 3

The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to 1973...
11 videos (Total 84 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
7.1.2 From 1949 to the Suez War - Part 25m
7.1.3 From 1949 to the Suez War - Part 37m
7.2.1 The Revival of the Palestinian Identity - Part 18m
7.2.2 The Revival of the Palestinian Identity - Part 27m
7.3.1 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 18m
7.3.2 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 24m
7.3.3 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 39m
7.4 The Palestinian Struggle from Jordan6m
7.5 Black September8m
7.6 The War of Attrition, 1968-707m
2 readings
Suggested Readings10m
Lecture Transcript10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz 20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

WEEK 4

The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1973 to the present...
13 videos (Total 86 min), 2 readings
13 videos
8.1.2 The October Surprise - Part 24m
8.2.1 The Egyptian-Israeli Peace - Part 16m
8.2.2 The Egyptian-Israeli Peace - Part 26m
8.3 The PLO and the 1982 War in Lebanon3m
8.4.1 The First Palestinian Intifada - Part 15m
8.4.2 The First Palestinian Intifada - Part 26m
8.5.1 The Oslo Accords - Part 17m
8.5.2 The Oslo Accords - Part 28m
8.6 The Jordanian-Israeli Peace6m
8.7.1 Camp David, 2000 - Part 16m
8.7.2 Camp David, 2000 - Part 26m
8.8 Unilateral Disengagement and Further Negotiations10m
2 readings
Suggested Readings10m
Lecture Transcript10m
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Top Reviews

By MKJul 31st 2018

Excellent Course. Professor Susser does a thorough, careful job of bring the Middle East up to date to 2013 or so. Would love to see an additional week added dealing with developments up to today.

By DEMay 4th 2017

One of the very best courses available, the historical examination of continue changing in the Middle East, allows students think the pieces that derive in actual regional struggle.

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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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