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Last update 14-02-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: public policy

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof.Gad Yair

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00

Teaching Staff:
Prof Gad Yair

Course/Module description:
The Zionist Ideology was a strong enough force to revolutionize not only the lives of individuals, but also in the collective life of the Jewish people. It was able to create a modern national identity and finally a nation-state. In the decades that followed, however, its values have shifted dramatically, from a highly collective ideology to radical individualism. The course will follow this change from the roots of the Zionist till the age of privatization and Post-Zionism.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
The students will aquire a basic knowledge of the origin of the Zionist idea, it's realization and the main ideological controversies that have taken place in Israeli society from the foundingn of the State of Israel to our day.‭‮

Attendance requirements(%):
Attendace required

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures

Course/Module Content:
1. The Origins of Zionism
2. "Jewish and Democratic" – the Constitutional Structure of Israel
3. The Young Poets' Rebellion: The Right to Say "I"
4. The Watershed: The Six Days War
5. The Religious Settlement Movement (Part I)
6. The Religious Settlement Movement (Part II)
7. The Collapse of Consensus (part I): 1973, 1977.
8. The Collapse of Consensus (part II): 1982, 1987
9. Postmodernism as Zeitgeist (general).
10. Postmodernism as Zeitgeist (in Israel).
11. Postmodernism as Ideology
12. Post-Zionism (Part I): the Historians' Debate
13. Post-Zionism (Part II): Multiculturalism
14. Conclusion

Required Reading:
Capricorn Taob, " freedom, nationalism and democracy : Factory of Hertzel " from within Taob what is the Zionism ( Tel Aviv : Information of books,2010 ), page ' 6276. Http : / / / hblog / files / gadi taub whats zionism.pdf

gave pure, " musings of served Altrmn, " now 64, Gabriel is a focus ( editor ), poetry Hebrew in the mirror of the criticism, page ' 922.

Amos Oz, " the security minister and expanse of the sustenance, " from within vehemence, explanation Htclt bravado.

Fuad Ag'mi, trap : Arab and Arabs since then 1967, chapter of the introduction.

Akiba Aldr Oaidit Zrtl, sir Haaretz ( Tel Aviv : Sanctuary,2004 ), chapter 4: " Pioneer before Messiah, " page ' 245280.

Vi. The Zionism that are religious and factory of the settlement ( in ')

Grumbler Bergman and age of waiter, a war of Yom Kippur : Real time, the chapter " the task of suicide, " page ' 246261.

Frederick G'imson : Postmodernism, or the cultural logic of the late capitalism.
Challenge Krt, " my yearning Lkising'r, " drawing, " from within Krt, my yearning Lkising'r.
Adoaord Said, Aorintlizm, first chapter

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 100 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.