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Israeli Political System

Israeli Political System

This online course was developed by Yaacov Yadgar while serving as the Schusterman Visiting Scholar in Israel Studies at the Bildner Center. The course offers an introductory overview of the Israeli political system. Focused mostly on the institutional and structural traits of this political system, the course also includes a preliminary analysis of historical and social issues. The course is aimed at providing its audience with the basic knowledge and understanding of the Israeli political system, as well as highlighting some of the major dilemmas with which it has had to cope. Among the main issues discussed in this course: Israel's identity as a democratic and Jewish state and the dilemmas arising from this self-definition of the state; the executive, legislative and judicial branches of... Show More


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