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The History of Modern Israel – Part I

From an Idea to a State

How did the State of Israel come to be? How is it that an idea, introduced in 19th century Europe, became a reality? And how does that reality prevail in the harsh complexities of the Middle East? Presented by Professor Eyal Naveh, with additional units from Professor Asher Sussers' "The Emergence of the Modern Middle East" course, This course will take you on a journey through the history of Modern Israel. In this 1st part of the course we will explore: How did the 19th century idea of a Jewish state become a reality? So the next time you hear about Israel in the news, you will be informed enough about the history of this area to comprehend the many sides and narratives that interact to shape the complex reality of Israel today. Please note that there is a second part to this course "The History of Modern Israel - Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state" which is a direct extension of this part. We highly recommend to continue to the second part after you finish this one (https://www.coursera.org/learn/history-israel-sovereign-state). In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/registration Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – https://go.tau.ac.il/b.a/mooc-acceptance Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/online-highschool * This course is a joint effort of Tel Aviv University & Israel Institute (www.israelinstitute.org) * This course uses media material from various archives, courtesy to Yad Vashem Archive for their help. * This course is self-paced. Once you register, you can participate in the course anytime, as often as you wish and over any stretch of time

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Rating 4.4 based on 130 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1 hour/week
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Tel Aviv University via Coursera
Instructors Professor Eyal Naveh, Professor Asher Susser
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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state of israel in 7 reviews

I learned a lot about the formation of the State of Israel.

It is an essential course to better understand what Zionism was, its origins and especially the creation of the Yishuv and the State of Israel.

I have learnt a lot how modern present day state of Israel came into being dating back from the first foundations laid out by Theodore Herzl who had this vision of creating a Jewish state through the his establishment of the Zionism movement which paved a way for the Jewish community scattered all over the world who faced social problems and fragmentation to migrate back to Israel because of Antisemitism and to the creation of the treaties such as the Balfour declaration and the role played by Baron Edmund De Rothschild who was a Jewish philanthropist who helped the ideas of Zionism and i have gained insight and an overview of the Jewish and the History of Modern Israel.

Tests are to hard I am proud of learning a course about the History of the modern state of Israel beginning from Zionism Ideology till the state of Israel was born.This is the History of the Jewish people and the fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecy for the Jews to inherit the Promised Land which foretold by the prophets before 2000 years ago.

This course gave me a very practical and broad knowledge of the genesis of the State of Israel, its challenges and political processes from zionism as a movement to reality.

This course should be experienced by any American that wishes to be informed about the creation of the State of Israel.

good This was a very good course and taught me a lot about the creation of the State of Israel.

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middle east in 5 reviews

Very interesting to know about Israel modern history (majority on XX Century)If you like this course I also recommend: The Emergence of the Modern Middle East Also in two parts, but it's about the other Middle East places (not just Israel / Palestine)Thank you.

This became important when professor Naveb interview another person in Hebrew, as I found I could not really trust the subtitles.I think it wouldn't take much to make it an excellent course.My cheeky suggestion is to have a specialisation with The Emergence of the Modern Middle East by Professor Asher Susser as nucleus and a series of shorter, more in depth courses on certain of the bigger countries, such as Egypt, Turkey and Iran, similar to this one on Israel.

This is a great introduction to Israel and Middle Eastern politics.

Israel's presence today in the Middle East is part of the process of European colonization, This is the truth that this course didn't say.

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israel and palestine in 4 reviews

Good quick way to gain a better understanding of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Suggestions:Although the course was very good structured sometimes sophisticated history terms in the context of Israel and Palestine occurred in a video and were explained properly one video later.

Especially in a topic which is undoubtly very controversal in public as in academia like especially the history of Israel and Palestine from the 30s onwards it is important to give different narratives of history to the students.

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tel aviv in 4 reviews

I missed additional reading material being offer besides the Holocaust course offered by Tel Aviv University.

And contrary to expectations for an offering from Tel Aviv U., most Israelis would likely be offended by some of its assertions/omissions.

Thank you, Coursera, and thank you, Tel Aviv University.

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reading material in 4 reviews

As others note, there is zero reading material.

There is no reading material, which is kinda sad.

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so much in 4 reviews

Has not helped in forming an opinion on current climate, as expected, but has increased dramatically the understa Great course, very much needed as so much incorrect information circles around about Israel.

I learned so much in this course!

I learned so much from this course, it added so much flesh to the bones of my knowledge.

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Rating 4.4 based on 130 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1 hour/week
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Tel Aviv University via Coursera
Instructors Professor Eyal Naveh, Professor Asher Susser
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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