Origins of Israeli State

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Tulane University Jewish Studies Program Advanced Topics: Origins of the State of Israel Spring 2008 JWST 442 (M 6-8:30) Instructor: Dr. Moshe Naor Office Hours: Thursday, 3-5, Alcee Fortier Hall 202 mnaor@tulane.edu Course Description The course will examine the social, economic and political development of the Jewish community in Palestine (The Yishuv) from the beginnings of the Zionist movement in the early 1880s until the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. The course will discuss the history of the Yishuv as a process of nation building. We will focus on political organization, immigration, urbanization, security and military affairs, the struggle for economic autonomy, education, culture, and leisure. We will also examine the relationship of the Yishuv with the Palestinian Arabs, the British mandatory government, and the Jewish World. Course requirements Attendance and participation (15%) Two oral presentations on week's readings (35%) 15-page research essay (50%). Required Bibliograph y Ben Halpern and Jehuda Reinharz, Zionism and the Creation of a New Society, Hanover and London: Brandeis University Press, 2000. Walter Laqueur, A History of Zionism, New York: Schocken Books, 2003. Jehuda Reinhartz and Anita Shapira (eds,), Essential Papers on Zionism, New York and London: New York University Press, 1996, pp.63-93. Gideon Shimoni, The Zionist Ideology, Hanover and London: Brandeis University Press, 1995.
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Course Topics and Readings Week 1 (Jan.14) – Zionism and Nation Building in a Changing Era Ben Halpern and Jehuda Reinharz, Zionism and the Creation of a New Society, pp.6- 65. Shlomo Avineri,
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