Same as CREL 222.
This course allows students to understand the Zionist ideology and movement in its own terms, and in the context of modern Judaism. It also increases familiarity with Israeli history and politics. The course places Zionism in its historical and religious contexts, and examines its varieties. The Zionist movement is followed from its origins to the establishment of Israel. Related aspects of Israeli politics are then examined, with especial reference to ideological and religious debates. The course is not a history of Israel or of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, though both these subjects are touched upon.