Arab-Israeli Conflict: History and Prospects for Peace

Arab-Israeli Conflict: History and Prospects for Peace

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Dates of the program: 30.7.17 - 17.8.17

Language of Instruction: English

Admission Requirements: Course dependent

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017


This course introduces students to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from its initial stages starting from the first waves of Zionist immigration to Palestine through the 1948 war and the establishment of the state of Israel. It will focus on the emerging features of the conflict, the struggle between the Palestinian Arab and Jewish Nationalist movements, and the regional and international involvement in these events. Subsequent sessions will focus on the wars of 1956, 1967, 1973 and later developments such as the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty (1979) and Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Moving closer to the present, the course will highlight the 1987 Palestinian Intifada, the Oslo accords and the prospects for peace leading up to the second Intifada and the breakdown of negotiations. We will conclude with a discussion of the current age of uncertainty in the region and the impact of non-state actors (such as Hizballah and Hamas) on the conflict, in an effort to bring the class up to the present. Throughout the course, we will focus on possible solutions to the conflict that have been suggested, within the realm of Conflict Resolution studies. A variety of scholarly studies, diverse opinions, and approaches will provide the background for class discussions. Several field trips, related to the course's themes, will complement classroom sessions and allow students to become better acquainted with the issues at stake.


Program Highlights:
  • Overview of the Arab Israeli conflict from its initial stages up until the present
  • Field trips on courses’ themes
  • Multidisciplinary approach from history and conflict resolution
  • Class discussions from diverse points of views and scholarly studies
Services and Social Life
Outside of the classroom, an extensive program of cultural and social events gives students the chance to experience all that Tel Aviv and Israel has to offer.
You will enjoy the following:
  • Orientation day before the start of the program
  • Organized excursions to cultural destinations and subject-related sites of interest
  • Social activities including on-campus events, museum visits, city tours and more
  • 24/7 support of our social counselors staff, living in the dorms with the students
  • Health insurance
  • Access to our libraries and other on-campus services.


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