HEBM 0234

Contemporary Israel

Contemporary Israel: Society, Culture and Politics
In this course we will examine Israeli society and politics in a period of rapid and profound transformation. We begin with an introductory unit on Zionism, Palestinian nationalism and the history of the state. Subsequent units examine the social, cultural and political characteristics of Israel’s main population sectors (Middle Eastern, European, Russian and Ethiopian Jews and Palestinian citizens and residents of the state) and religious groupings (Muslims and Jews, including secular, traditional, national-religious and ultra-Orthodox). The final units examine intensifying political struggles that will shape the future of Israel and the region. Topics will include the role of religion in public life; civil rights, democracy and the courts; and West Bank settlements, occupation, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Hebrew (Modern)
Modern Hebrew
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
SOCI 0234
JWST 0234
SOAN 0234

Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021

HEBM0234A-S21 Lecture (Gazit)