Wed, Jan 3 – Feb 21, 8-9:30 p.m. at Mount Zion
Instructor: Dr. Arie Zmora
(Financial assistance available through Larry Solomon or Rabbi Spilker)
The course will focus on the complex and nuanced ways that Israeli Jews, Arab Israelis, Palestinian writers and poets, as well as scholars outside the region, have addressed the Middle East Conflict. In this course we have chosen writers and scholars whose narratives bring into focus dramatic encounters among Jews and Arabs on both side of the political divide.
The compelling writings of Israeli and Arab literary and political figures will expose the participants to multiple perspectives of the conflict, its nuances and dilemmas. In order to better understand the political controversies of the different communities we will also read polemical essays on the topics at the center of the public debate addressed by Israeli, Arab, and American scholars.