Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity

An Israeli flag flies from an open window.

An Israeli flag hangs from a window on the country's 60th birthday in 2008. (Image courtesy of Johnk85 on Flickr.)


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Spring 2011



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The course provides the students a basic understanding of modern Israeli history, politics, culture and identity through lectures, discussions and projects. Among the topics to be explored are: ideational, institutional and material foundations of the state of Israel; Israeli national identity, Israeli society, economy, and foreign and security policies.

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Ehud Eiran. 17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity. Spring 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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