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E-Seminars in This Series

E-Seminar 1
Debates over Partition


E-Seminar 2
Competing National Movements


Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism
A Series of Two
E-Seminars


E-Seminar 3
Strategies and Outcomes


 
Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism
E-Seminar 4, The Israeli Foreign Policy Debate
Taught by: Naomi Weinberger

Description
E-Seminar Description
In this e-seminar, the fourth in the series, Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism Professor Naomi Weinberger examines the evolution of the complex Israeli system of political parties and elections, and the creation of new voter constituencies from Israel's more recent immigrants. She explores the attitudes of various political groups to Jewish settlement of the territories annexed after the 1967 war, and examines the way in which the settlement issue has affected Israeli politics overall.

This e-seminar includes video, text, documentary and period photography, short biographical entries on key figures, an interactive timeline, and tables to elucidate the complex history of modern Israeli politics.

E-Seminar Length:3-5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•    Provide clarification on the complex issue of Israeli politics.

•   Offer a history of post-1967 settlements.

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Outline
1.   Hawk and Doves
2.   Profiles
3.   Elections and the debate
4.   Smaller Parties
5.   Coalition and the Settlement
6.   1980's and 1990's

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Professor Naomi Weinberger teaches courses on the contemporary Middle East as an adjunct member of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She is also Associate Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her publications include Syrian Intervention in Lebanon: The 1975–76 Civil War, and numerous articles on peace operations and conflict resolution in the Middle East. In 1992–94, she participated in an international panel of consultants assembled by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian security negotiations; the panel released a report entitled "Israeli-Palestinian Security: Issues in the Permanent Status Negotiations."

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Recommended Reading
Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel. SUNY Series in Israeli Studies. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Arian, Asher, and Michal Shamir, eds. The Elections in Israel: 1996. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Horovitz, David. A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Kop, Yaakov, and Robert E. Litan. Sticking Together: The Israeli Experiment in Pluralism. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.

Loshitzky, Yosefa. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Makovsky, David. Making Peace with the PLO: The Rabin Government's Road to the Oslo Accord. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996.

Migdal, Joel S. Through the Lens of Israel: Explorations in State and Society. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Rejwan, Nissim. Israel's Place in the Middle East: A Pluralist Perspective. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998.

Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time. 2d ed. New York: Knopf, 1996.

Shlaim, Avi. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. New York: Norton, 1999.

Sprinzak, Ehud. Brother Against Brother: Violence and Extremism in Israeli Politics from Altalena to the Rabin Assassination. New York: Free Press, 1999.

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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