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New Israel Studies Course Spring 2018

Israeli cinemas

 

ISRL282 / FILM298I/ JWST219I
Introduction to Israeli Cinema
TuTh 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Taught by Shalom Rosenberg


New Israel Studies Courses Spring 2018

1948 Pic 1Mizrahi Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISRL448W/JWST429O/HEBR498M/ARAB499Y/HIST419Y
1948 and the Transnational Struggle for Palestine
TuTh 11:00 am -12: 15 pm

ISRL329M/JWST319D/HIST329Z
Mizrahi identity in Israel
MW 2:00 pm  – 3:15 pm

Taught by Professor Shay Hazkani.


BalfourDeconstructing Balfour: The Declaration at 100, by Paul Scham

First appeared in Israel Horizons, no. 2, Nov. 2017

If you follow news concerning Israel, it’s been pretty hard to miss the spate of anniversaries that are being celebrated this year and next. The next one, coming up on Nov. 2, is ‘Balfour Day,’ the date in 1917 on which British foreign Minister Arthur James Balfour sent his famous letter to Lord Rothschild, known forever after as the Balfour Declaration.

Paul Scham is the Executive Director and Research Associate Professor of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies.

Photos credit: Wikipedia

Ozge and Hamza YavuzVisiting Scholars from Turkey: Hamza Yavuz and Ozge Yavuz

Hamza Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Gazi University in Turkey.

Ozge Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of international relations and also a research assistant at Gazi University in Turkey.


What is a one state solution What is a ‘one-state’ solution?

Director, and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair of Israel Studies, Yoram Peri featured in Washington Jewish Week.

 

 

 


israel-studiesJerusalem Post: If You Build Israel Studies, They Will Come

Mitchell Bard highlights the University of Maryland’s exceptional Israel Studies program


Yiang YangGIIS establishes ties with Chinese universities

Academic interest in Israel Studies is growing at a rapid pace throughout China, and Prof. Peri met with a number of scholars and administrators at Chinese universities and institutions.


GIIS Honors RabinGIIS honors Rabin with Middle East talk

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) honors Rabin at its annual Dubin Lecture.


Syrian Civil WarThe Syrian Crisis and Israeli Security Challenges

GIIS director Prof. Yoram Peri discussed Israeli viewpoints and national security calculations vis-à-vis the events in Syria at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.