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The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel

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The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel (SPIS201/48775)

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. David Mendelsson

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 60
Credits: 4

Course Dates:

July 1-25, 2019


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

Extended to June 1, 2019


Tuition: US$ 1,810
Housing: US$ 840

Relevant Academic Fields:

History, politics, sociology


  • Examine the context underlying the Zionist idea and movement.
  • Study the history that led to the formation of the Jewish state.
  • Understand the conflicts and tensions that have shaped modern Israel – and what might be done to ease them.
  • Learn through real-life experiences, including site visits and more.


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