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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Sebastián Klor

Other faculty Ph.D., University of Haifa

Postdoctoral Fellow

J S 364 • Immigration To Israeli Society

40365 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 1.216
(also listed as HIS 366N, MES 341 )
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Zionist movement and the immigration to the Land of Israel have generated a real change in the history of the Jewish people in modern times. During the course of seventy years only the Zionists succeeded in establishing a state for the Jews and to fulfill their nationalistic goals. The current course aims to examine the Zionist ideology and the immigration process from the formative years of 1880s until the present days, and focuses on various issues relating to the Zionist ideology, patterns of migration, migration policy, patterns of settlements and colonization, political conflicts and Zionist parties.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lecture questions 5%
  • Class participation 10%
  • Quizzes  20%
  • 2 Assignments 25%
  • Final exam 40%

COURSE OUTLINE:

The Zionist ideology and the origins of the State of Israel

  • Shimoni, Gideon. The Zionist ideology. Hanover: University Press of New England [for] Brandeis University Press, 1997, pp. 85-126.
  • Hertzberg, Arthur. The Zionist idea: a historical analysis and reader. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1997, pp. 179-198; 201-230.

Five waves of Migration, 1882-1939

  • Sachar, Howard. A history of Israel: from the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 3-35; 71-85.
  • Alroey, Gur. “Galveston and Palestine: Immigration and Ideology in the early Twentieth Century”. American Jewish Archives Vol. L VI1 2004: 129-150.
  • Hyamson, Albert Montefiore. Palestine under the Mandate, 1920-1948. London: Methuen, 1950, pp. 51-69.

Patterns of Jewish Settlements in Palestine

  • Curtis, Michael and Chertoff, Mordecai S. (eds.). Israel: Social Structure and Change. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, c1973, pp. 95-135.
  • Eckardt, Alice L. and Eckardt, Roy A. Encounter with Israel: a challenge to conscience. New York: Association Press, 1970, pp. 419-432.

The Zionist Parties until 1948

  • Horowitz, Dan and Lissak, Moshe. Origins of the Israeli polity: Palestine under the mandate. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978, pp. 120-156.
  • Sachar, Howard. A history of Israel: from the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 188-194.

The Birth of Israel

  • Sachar, Howard. A history of Israel: from the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 279-309; 315-347.

Immigration to the State of Israel

  • Sachar, Howard. A history of Israel: from the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 395-424.
  • Curtis, Michael and Chertoff, Mordecai S. (eds.). Israel: Social Structure and Change. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, c1973, pp. 333-347.

Israeli society – Demographic profile

  • Smooha, Sammy. Israel: Pluralism and Conflict. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978, pp. 48-69.
  • en Rafael, Eliezer, and Peres, Yohanan. Is Israel One?: Religion, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism Confounded. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Sectors in Israeli Society

  • Dowty, Alan (ed.). Critical issues in Israeli Society.Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004, pp. 109-126.
  • Curtis, Michael and Chertoff, Mordecai S. (eds.). Israel: Social Structure and Change. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, c1973, pp. 409-418.
  • Dowty, Alan (ed.). Critical issues in Israeli Society. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004, pp. 71-93.
  • Eckardt, Alice L. and Eckardt, Roy A. Encounter with Israel: a challenge to conscience. New York: Association Press, 1970, pp. 73-79.
  • Ben Zadok, Efraim. Local communities and the Israeli polity: conflict of values and interests. Albany: State University of New York Press, c1993, pp. 189-208.

Israel and its Arabs Neighbors

  • Bickerton, Ian J. and Klausner, Carla L. A history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2010, pp.1-14; 390-400.

Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism and Post-Colonialism

  • Dowty, Alan (ed.). Critical issues in Israeli Society.Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004, pp. 223-247.
  • Laqueur, Walter. A history of Zionism. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, c1972, pp. 589-599.
  • Shapira, Anita. "Politics and Collective Memory: The Debate over the 'New Historians' in Israel". History and Memory 7(1), 1995: 9-40.

J S 364 • Jewish Diaspora Amers/Palestin

40700 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm CLA 0.118
(also listed as HIS 366N, LAS 366, MES 343 )
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The era of mass migration from Eastern Europe (1881–1914) has long been the topic of extensive, in-depth historiographical discussion. Numerous research studies have addressed various aspects of it from a variety of perspectives. From this corpus have emerged two parallel but completely different historiographical approaches. The first deals with general Jewish migration to destination countries, especially the United States. The second deals with immigration to Palestine as a unique, exceptional case unlike other Jewish migration at the time.

The main goal of the present course is to emphasize the common denominator, between those who arrived to Palestine at the beginning of the 20th century, to those who arrived at the US and Argentina during the same period of time. A few of the research topics to be discussed during the course are: the decision to emigrate (to which country of destination); the role of the Zionist ideology in the migration process; the socio- demographic profile of the Jewish immigrants; what obstacles did the migrants encounter in acting on their decision, and how did they overcome them, if at all?

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lecture questions, 5%
  • Class participation, 10%
  • Quizzes, 20%
  • 2 Assignments, 25%
  • Final exam, 40%
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