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JCTC3001: Israel in the Modern Middle East

Israel's position in the modern Middle East and the wider world from state formation in 1948 to the present has been shaped by social, political and economic processes. This unit aims to examine the main social, political and economic processes which have shaped Israel's history from the rise of modern Zionism to the present. Study these processes in the context of the major domestic and foreign policy decisions taken by Israeli leaders in connection with the Middle East and beyond.

Code JCTC3001
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture OR 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand concepts such as Zionism and Post-Zionism
  • LO2. Understand the development of the State of Israel and the main internal challenges facing its society
  • LO3. Gain an insight into the complexities of the creation and existence of a Jewish state
  • LO4. Analyse the reasons for the growing tensions both within and without of Israeli society.

Unit outlines

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