"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.
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
by Shi Y•
good for people who wanna know the brief. would be better with more details and sorties
by Christopher T C•
Very good class though at times it could be hard to hear some of the audio lessons
by Varun N•
Good one for those interested in Israel and the larger politics of Middle East
by Sandra O•
The teaching for this class is 1st rate. Much information and nuances given
by Julen B•
Really interesting but sometimes it is difficult to follow the translation.
by Teymur S•
There is a problem with subtitles.Sometimes they are different from speech.
by Mike J•
Interesting course, but rather too short and not going very deep
by Leonel C•
A good, even if short, historical review
by Steven Z P•
a bit tedious but lots of information
by Idan F•
Great way to learn. Tests are to hard
good to learn about the history
by INGRID T H•
It is a good course.
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by Stephen H•
Good, concise course.
The reason I didn't give it a higher rating is because I found it difficult (not impossible) to follow some of professor Eyal Naveh speach. His first language is not English, so I do not expect him to speak perfect English. However, I would expect the subtitles/transcript not to have basic mistakes. This became important when professor Naveb interview another person in Hebrew, as I found I could not really trust the subtitles.
I think it wouldn't take much to make it an excellent course.
My cheeky suggestion is to have a specialisation with The Emergence of the Modern Middle East by Professor Asher Susser as nucleus and a series of shorter, more in depth courses on certain of the bigger countries, such as Egypt, Turkey and Iran, similar to this one on Israel.
by Alan M D•
This course is Part 1 of four hours and Part 2 is 12 hours a total of 16 hours. This should ONLY BE ONE COURSE of 16 hours! A significant proportion of this course is also given by Professor Asher Susser and the material he provides is EXACTLY THE SAME as for part of his Emergence of the Middle East, Part 2 I believe. In other words, this is a RIP-OFF! I already paid for Prof Susser's excellent teaching and although I enjoyed most of Part 1, it should all be new material and not mixed with old stuff I have paid for twice. I think Tel-Aviv University is trying to make students pay double and should be ashamed of themselves.
by Raina B T•
I feel that the course provided good information, but the quiz and test were too difficult. The quiz and test required knowledge not taught in the course, and the questions were hard to understand. The question issue is probably because of the language barrier, so that didn't bother me as much as the information on the quiz not being present in the course itself.
by Avi D•
Thank you very much
It's a very interesting course but I feel it was only an introduction to introduction.
This subject should be with more information and should be organized in more than just 3 lessons
Why not a full semester course of 12 lessons or more!
by Andrea Y T•
No material is provided with the course.
It is difficult to consolidate the acquired knowledge without literature and references.
The instructors exposed the topics in a clear and fascinating way.
by Karam E•
you can get an overview of the events not a balanced details about the conflict.it is bias and hold false preconceptions.
by SHALABHA S•
quite informative and comprehensive. Explained well enough for laymen to understand irrespective of prior knowledge.
Course had a great structure but the professor's translation from Hebrew to English has room for improvement.
by Ólafur T Y•
Nice course, although I do not understand the need for having 2 lectures in Hebrew.
by Tamara O•
there was no discussion and there weren't enough question.