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January 25th - February 27th, 2021

Deadline to apply December 15th, 2020

To Apply Click Here 

This course investigates and raises questions as to the historic success of Jewish nationalism (Zionism) in establishing the State of Israel. Multiple contradictions abound: Is the state Jewish, democratic or both? Is the state for all citizens or for the Jewish People worldwide? Secular or religious? Could the rising Jihadi activity led by Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and others on its borders be the ultimate challenge even for the Israeli army? Is conflict resolution possible with the Palestinians? A "two-state solution" with Israel living alongside a Palestinian State leads to virtually insurmountable security problems yet a "one-state solution" means a bi-national state and quite possibly an end to Jewish independence. In short, will Israel survive as a Jewish and democratic state achieving peace and security with its neighbors?

The program awards two academic credits.

Class times: Monday and Thursday 13:00 - 14:30 Haifa time (19:00 - 20:30 China time)

Course Syllabus


Admissions Requirements

This course is open to students who are above 18, and currently enrolled in university.

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Good communication skills in the English language (spoken and written) 


This course is $800 USD + $80 application processing fee (to be added to payment statement with tuition fees)

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply here. For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

*Program will only open with a minimum of 20 people

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