The course is a thorough overview of Israel’s policies and the world influences that shape them. It is taught by Ambassador Danny Ayalon and was written by five academic experts in their fields of foreign policy. The course will look at the different intellectual currents of modern Zionism, Israel’s policy on core issues, starting with modern Israel reborn out of conflict, and dealing with political, military, economic, and legal aspects. Each session will analyze a different significant area, examining world influences for concrete insight. Topics include Political Zionism, the United Nations, the founding of the European Union and specific world leading nations’ policies towards the Middle East and Israel - and also chart their impact on modern Israel.
While this course can be an electoral course for all students, it is especially relevant for students who are interested in: political science, government, international relations, journalism and current events, public affairs, business, diplomacy, history, and the Middle East.