The History of Modern Israel

How did the State of Israel come into being, and how is it evolving? | Professor Eyal Naveh

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About the Course

How did the 19th Century idea of a Jewish State become a reality? How has it prevailed in midst of the harsh complexities of the Middle East? A state which draws its legitimacy on a biblical promise, while standing at the forefront of technological advancement: what has, and is still shaping Israel's identity? Join us on a journey through the history of modern Israel, from the emergence of Zionism to the present-day: a diverse and multicultural society, coping with its disputed past and challenging future.


About the Professor

Professor Eyal Naveh is a history professor at Tel Aviv University and at Seminar HaKibbutzim. He is the head of the General History department at Tel Aviv University and directs the Academic Board at Seminar HaKibbutzim. He completed his PhD at Berkeley University. He taught the history of Israel and the United States in Israel and institutions around the world: Berkeley University, Cornell University, Toronto University, and the International University in Venice. Besides his academic publications, Professor Eyal Naveh wrote seven books for the Israeli education system. In addition, he coordinates an Israeli-Palestinian study project on the history of both narratives. 

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