NES 3514 Israeli Politics
This course is only offered in the Summer Session.
This course aims to introduce students to Israel’s political system and its major actors. We will survey Israel’s political landscape, both chronologically and thematically, covering the major issues and conflicts which have dominated Israeli politics since its inception. Adopting a behavioral-institutional approach, we will explore the Knesset, the High Court, political parties, and the media, and study their interactions with voters, social movements and interest groups. Special attention will be given to the effect of Israel’s two major conflicts (Jewish-Arab and Jewish-Democractic) on the Israeli polity.