American Jews and Israel: From AIPAC to J Street

1717 [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.
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