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Narratives & Realities: Inside the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Narratives and Realities (SPME209/48779)

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Gershon Baskin

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

June 29-July 23, 2020

Check-out from housing: July 23, 2020


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2020


Application fee: US$ 80
Tuition: US$ 1,770
Housing: US$ 850

Relevant Academic Fields:

History, sociology, politics, philosophy, international relations, conflict resolution


  • Gain a foundational understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Understand the clashing narratives and interpretations at the core of the conflict.
  • Consider the realities of life in disputed territory.
  • Explore political efforts for peacemaking and the possibility of coexistence.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. You can choose to take this course together with one of the other two courses in our Coexistence in the Middle East Program:

Taken together, these courses offer a more complete and valuable experience. To apply to the program, please select any or all of the courses from the list of “Summer Courses” in the online application. See our application guidelines.

Please note:

  • You may switch from a summer course to this program until up to two weeks before the summer course/ program begins.
  • A 10% discount on the tuition fee for one of the summer Coexistence program courses is offered by IBH to students who complete their application by February 15, 2020, and who complete payment by March 15, 2020. Students who apply for more than one course of the Coexistence program will receive the 10% discount on one of the courses only.
  •  See here for more information about visas.


We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

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