This course deals with the Israeli politics, economy, society and culture, since its creation in 1948 till today. It analyzes the construction of the Israeli historical narrative as an identity-building narrative, intending to inculcate a collective memory to a diverse society. We will focus on key events and essential components that shaped the Israeli society from the fifties till the present. We will also discuss the changes that the Israeli society experiences in its almost seventy years of existence and how it affects its politics and culture. Among the topics we will discuss issues such as immigration, economic transformation, political upheaval, religious Zionism and post-Zionism, privatization and Americanization, Holocaust increasing role in shaping Israel's identity, diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the enduring conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab world.
The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign stateテルアビブ大学（Tel Aviv University）
テルアビブ大学（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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THE HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL - PART II: CHALLENGES OF ISRAEL AS A SOVEREIGN STATE からの人気レビュー
Great continuation to the first part - would totally recommend it to learn about this interesting country!
I found this course very interesting. It gave me a good background for understnding the complexity of Israeli history, politics and society.
Dear teachers and Coursera,
thanks a lot for your job and my opportunity to get new knowledge about modern Israel.
Simple and objective: this course was excellent!
Thanks a lot for the Tel Aviv University!