Feb 03, 2018
The course began with a question..What do we know about Israel(its history)? The course ended with an answer is " Is there anything more to be known?" Excellent course!!!!
Feb 18, 2018
A very thorough learning experience and really showed how the struggle for a sovereign state for the Jews came about and all the differences which needed to be ironed out.
por Elia L•
May 05, 2019
Learned an amazing amount about Israel. The interviews complimented the lectures very nicely and provided an even greater narrative/
por Ahmed A A S•
Aug 26, 2018
The lecturers didn't stand in a neutral space, regarding the Zionist presence in palestine. Israel's presence today in the Middle East is part of the process of European colonization, This is the truth that this course didn't say.
Sep 07, 2016
This course has valuable information, but it is ultimately political. The professors don't even disclose that there are two opposing historical schools: "New Historians," whom Palestinians reference; and traditional historians, favored by most Israelis. Which version is followed here? The answer is a mix, without identification. This is not the same as "balance," which would entail each side laying out its key points and evidence. As others note, there is zero reading material. One wonders if this is because to choose a historian is to choose sides--that is how divisive this topic is. The discussion forums are also poorly monitored, unlike other Coursera courses; which does not advance understanding.
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" unfortunately applies to this condensed intro course. And contrary to expectations for an offering from Tel Aviv U., most Israelis would likely be offended by some of its assertions/omissions. For example, Israelis recall that Palestinian founding father Haj Amin al-Husseini was a Nazi agitator in Europe and bequeathed an anti-Jewish ideology (Netanyahu even made a speech about this in 2015 that was covered internationally). Yet in this course, you will be told simply that al-Husseini was a "man of religion."
por TSR K•
May 29, 2019
por Rodrigo S S•
May 29, 2019
Excellent Course. It gives you a perspective of a very controversial issue.
por Sylvester A•
May 24, 2019
por Sanskriti P•
May 11, 2019
Amazing course. Even amazing explanation.
por Karam E•
Mar 17, 2019
you can get an overview of the events not a balanced details about the conflict.it is bias and hold false preconceptions.
por Avi D•
Mar 03, 2019
Thank you very much
It's a very interesting course but I feel it was only an introduction to introduction.
This subject should be with more information and should be organized in more than just 3 lessons
Why not a full semester course of 12 lessons or more!
por Denise G I•
Feb 25, 2019
Curso bem esclarecedor do início de Israel, bem como do conflito árabe-israelense.
por Aghed S K•
Jan 20, 2019
der Kurs verarmt auf die Ehrlichkeit und Distanzierung
افتقر الكورس الى الصدق والحياديه
por Bruno F F d S•
Jan 07, 2019
Curso muito interessante, infelizmente nem todos os videos são legendados em português, entretanto os professores e o conteúdo é muito interessante.
por Paccelli J M Z•
Dec 03, 2018
É um excelente curso! Apresenta uma outra visão do Estado de Israel, diferente daquela que lemos na mídia. Recomendo!
por Mudit A•
Nov 09, 2018
Well constructed course. Provided a good understanding of the basis of the Zionist experiment, and the fundamental causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Explanations by both professors were lucid and engaging. Inputs from auxiliary professors brought about nuanced perspectives
por William B•
Nov 06, 2018
This class is pretty well put together and I enjoyed it a lot. Sometimes I had to listen a couple times because he has a thick accent, but that’s great! It’s authentic! Would recommend.
por Maja B L•
Oct 27, 2018
Usefull, clear, excellent
Sep 06, 2018
Very good very detailed and advanced questions for quizz which require a lot of general reading
por Mahmoud E•
Aug 24, 2018
por Rachel K•
Aug 21, 2018
This was a very good course and taught me a lot about the creation of the State of Israel. One problem I had was that this course seems to assume you have more background knowledge than I had. I often found myself looking up information on my own because I didn't fully understand the different groups or people that were mentioned.
por Cesar A G Z•
Jul 10, 2018
No le califiqué con 5 estrellas únicamente por la falta de una bibliografía que me permita mejorar los conocimientos adquiridos en el curso
por EDUARDO C G•
Jun 06, 2018
This course is a importante complement to a lot of books, and bring us a great Vision about such relevant details that are dificult to find, percept or even understand without a teacher.
Thank you for all !!!
טוב מאוד אם אפשר לי לילמוד איתכם
בארצ בעתיד קרוב
por Ben F•
May 27, 2018
Great general overview for someone totally new to the material. Very informative and professionally presented.
por Yang X•
May 20, 2018
good to learn about the history
por Simi V•
May 17, 2018
There are errors in the transcripts of the lectures (one example: the word "pogrom" is written as "program." I am not going to stay with the course but if anyone wants me to, I can clean up those transcripts (I am a professional editor).
por Koh, Y H•
May 08, 2018