Modern Israel: History and Culture
Interested in the study of modern Israel’s history and culture? This course will enlighten you in many ways: What are the origins of Zionism? Who is an Israeli Sabra? How did factors and events like the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict shape the Israeli society of today? Taught in English, the course will address such questions: through historical background and the study of film and literature, we try to arrive to an understanding of this complex culture.
The course focuses mainly on the period around 1880s-1980s.