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Narratives & Realities: Inside the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Narratives and Realities (SPME209/48779)

Program Director:

Mr. Javier Gelbwaser

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Gershon Baskin

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

July 2023 – Dates TBA


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

Application fee: TBA
Tuition (in-person): TBA
Tuition (online): TBA
Housing: TBA

Relevant Academic Fields:

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

Online or In-Person Course

Please note that this course has been canceled for Summer 2022. Dates and costs for Summer 2023 TBA.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also offering an ONLINE version of our summer courses (with a 20% discount on tuition fees) that include talks, presentations, and workshops by many of Israel’s top mentors, companies, and entrepreneurs that regularly receive our groups.


  • 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.
  • Students who complete their summer course application by March 12, 2022, and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the course tuition. In the event that a student applies for more than one summer course, the 10% early bird discount will be applied to one of the summer courses only.
  •  See here for more information about visas.

Look here for the 2022 Summer Courses Schedule:


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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Please note that HebrewU reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

If you would like to take a Coexistence or an InnovNation course together with our regular summer courses, please contact us.

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