American Jews and Israel: From AIPAC to J Street

JUDS 1717 S01 [CRN: 16198]

This course will explore the development of Jewish politics in the US during the 20th and 21st centuries. Beginning with the development of American Jewish political life before the Holocaust, we will focus primarily on the place of the State of Israel in the shifting terrain of communal politics. Topics for discussion will include the organizations that were founded in connection with Israel, the political views and movements that emerged in reaction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and on-going struggles on American campuses to mediate this relationship.
Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
40
Primary Instructor
Meetings
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
02 (Dec 14, 2014 2:00pm)