Special Topics in Israel Studies; Israel's Arab Minority: Past, Present, Future
An overview of the Arab minority in Israel, beginning with its roots before 1948 and the events that separated it from Palestinians elsewhere. We will examine Israeli Arabs' clashing identities and their political, social, cultural, and economic circumstances, including their legal status under Israeli law and the tension between them and Israel's self-definition as a "Jewish State." It will also cover recent events and attitudinal changes, as well as their connection with Palestinians in the West Bank & Gaza, and with the wider Arab world. Sources representing various different points of view will be used.