MINI COURSE 1A & 1B
Democracy and Politics in Israel
Feb 12 & 14 | 7:30 PM
We often hear that Israeli politics are chaotic and unstable, that Israeli democracy is unruly and on the verge of crisis. How true are these descriptions of Israel at 70? How does an extremely divided multi-party system function? How does Israel’s democracy work?
MINI COURSE 2A & 2B
Religion and Politics in Israel
Feb 20 & 22 | 7:30 PM
Israel is a Jewish and democratic state. The order of these two basic elements point to the importance of religion in Israeli politics. Does the political system facilitate how Israel copes with religious issues, or has it exacerbated them? How have the ultra-religious worked within the political system, and have they become committed to Israeli democracy?