The History of Zionism and Israel

October 11, 2017 Newton $275.00
(Photo: Gosiek-B/iStock)
(Photo: Gosiek-B/iStock)

The course covers the history of Zionism and Israel from the emergence of modern Zionism in 1881 through the collapse of the peace process.

Topics include:

  • The biblical vision and connection to the Land of Israel
  • Competing visions of the founders of Zionism
  • The period of the British Mandate
  • Conflicting promises made to the Jews and Arabs
  • Stages of Jewish immigration
  • The creation of the State of Israel
  • The War of Independence
  • The Six-Day War
  • The Yom Kippur War
  • The role of the United Nations
  • Palestinian refugees
  • Jewish settlements in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)
  • Arab-Israeli peace process and recent proposals.

Class meets Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for 10 sessions beginning October 11, 2017 through December 20, 2017.

For more information and to register, click “Go” or contact Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah at 617-559-8708 or

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
$275.00 Per person

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