A History of Palestine and Israel Course Every Tuesday January 10th to March 14th, 2023

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 8:00pm

A 10-week course entitled “A History of Palestine and Israel,” taught by Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History.

This will be an opportunity to grapple with the history, engage with difficult ideas, and process complex questions in a respectful environment. Among the questions the course will address are: How did Jews in Eastern Europe come to embrace Zionism in the late 19th century? What was Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel)/Palestine like before the beginnings of modern Zionist settlement? What kind of Jewish state was established in 1948? Why did it find itself in repeated wars with its Arab neighbors? Why haven't efforts to resolve the conflict since the first peace agreement – the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty – succeeded?

For more info, contact Marcy Boroff - marcy.boroff@gmail.com

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