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SIIS Fellows


This is the resource page for the Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellows. Following is the SIIS 2019 Syllabus. The readings will only be accessible to SIIS Fellows.

Fellows: Please note that due to current Brandeis policy, access to subscription-based resources will be available for a limited time following your participation in the Summer Institute.


2019 SIIS Syllabus


The Multiplicities of Zionism
Rachel Fish


Parallel Narratives
Ilan Troen


Religion and Society
Yehudah Mirsky


Israeli National Security and the Conflict
Michael Eizenstadt


Israel’s Foreign Policy
Tamara Wittes


Israeli Politics
Natan Sachs


Israel: Jewish and Democratic?
Alexander Kaye


Gender in Israel
Shayna Weiss


Impact of the Shoah on Israeli Society
Laura Jockusch


Mizrahi Jews in Israel
Bryan Roby


Introducing Israeli Cinema
Rachel Harris


Israeli Art and Visual Culture
Gannit Ankori


Palestinian History and State Formation
Jonathan Gribetz


Palestinian Politics and Peacemaking
Ghaith al-Omari


Political Islam – The Case of Hamas
Elie Rekhess


Arabs in a Jewish State – Dilemmas of National Identity
Elie Rekhess


Israel and the Middle East
Asher Susser


Zionist Settlement
Liora Halperin


The U.S. and Peace Negotiations
Daniel Kurtzer


Americans in Israel: From the 19th Century to the Present
Jonathan Sarna


U.S. Jews and Israel
Steven Bayme


Israel’s Economy
Amotz Asa-El


Music in Israeli Life and Culture
Mark Kligman


Hebrew Literature: Narrating the Nation
Ilana Szobel


Israel and the Environment
Shay Rabineau


Teaching with Technology in the Israel Studies Classroom
Rachel Deblinger


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