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）
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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
Even though I lived through much of the major events of this course it was well thought out and presented. I learned so much more than I expected. I'm satisfied with this course and it's instructors.
Simple and objective: this course was excellent!
Thanks a lot for the Tel Aviv University!
the sound quality was a bit inconsistent, but overall this was a really good introductory course. I liked the Hebrew lectures with English subtitles!
Dear teachers and Coursera,
thanks a lot for your job and my opportunity to get new knowledge about modern Israel.