Israel in the Modern Middle East (JCTC2607)


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.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points in one of of (Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, or Studies in Religion, or History, or Ancient History)

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