Units of Study

JCTC2607 - Israel in the Modern Middle East

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Suzanne Rutland


Israel's position in the modern Middle East and the wider world from state formation to the present has been shaped by social, political and economic processes. Study these processes in the context of the nature of Israeli society and the major foreign policy decisions taken by Israeli leaders. Topics to be studied include: the genesis and development of Zionism, democracy and religion in Modern Israel, post-Zionism, the role of the Holocaust in Israel, Jerusalem and the settlements.


1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x500wd synopsis of tutorial paper (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%), and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from History) or (12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)


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