The History of Modern Israel - Part I
From an Idea to a State

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Taught by
Professor Eyal Naveh
General History
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r/Judaism • comment
3 points • incoguser_

Gideon, could you recommend some resources to study the history of Israel? Took a Coursera course a while ago, from Tel Aviv University Wondering if you have some useful resources you could recommend

r/ShitLiberalsSay • comment
0 points • sailcat

My caveat for discussion is that for it to be a healthy discussion we need to remove any flawed definitions otherwise we're just going to end up talking in circles.

Zionism definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: > An international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel.

I think we are both on the same page with regards to the absolute horrific actions by the present government of Israel. I also think we can also agree that the gestalt of any society is more than who is in charge at the moment, ie I wouldn't say that "Americanism" is about denying climate science, separating refugee children from their parents, and hating gay people. But denying Jews their right to a homeland is the very definition of antisemitism.

Were you aware that modern Zionism has its roots in socialism? At the turn of the 20th century, because of pogroms and persecution, Jews in eastern Europe mass immigrated to the ottoman controlled southern Syrian provinces in what we refer to as the agriculture Aliyah. With the help of existing Jewish settlements, the new immigrants created a number of communes called Kibbutzim.

I don't believe that a Utopian model of socialism can exist under the modern right wing Israel government, but through healthy debate and education of both socialists and Zionists, I believe we can move the general populous back to their communal roots.

r/worldnews • comment
1 points • Second26

I think its important especially in our day and age to see the difference between facts and opinions, and all that should be taken in with historical context.

For instance the popular claims of statements like "everyone agrees" or "everyone disagrees" should be discounted.

It's hard to find good sources online, but if pressed: - you can take it for free I think

For further reading I would recommend:

A great overview:

For a Mizrahi perspective:

For a European perspective: