History | Zionism & the State of Israel
B324 | 30972 | T. Arieli


Above class meets culture studies requirement; open to
undergraduates and Education MA's only.  Meets with JSTU-J 304.

Zionism, the national movement for the return of the Jewish people
to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the
Land of Israel is the most radical of all modern Jewish national
movements and ideologies. This course will study the background for
the development of Zionism and examine the various streams of Zionist
ideologies. We will begin with the main Zionist leaders and evaluate
the beginning stages of settlement in the Land of Israel during the
periods of the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate. Class discussions
will develop from the analysis of the main documents related to the
Zionist movement and the writings of the central leaders and
thinkers.

Course requirements will include attendance, weekly reading
assignments, mid-term assignment, quizzes and final exam.