BGU’s Israel studies students develop their own research-based understanding of Israel’s history, culture and politics.

Covering over a century of Zionism, the Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program integrates historical and contemporary perspectives. Taught in English, students from around the world can explore the multifaceted layers of the Israeli experience. A graduate degree in Israel studies, using the Ben-Gurion Archives and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism as resources, is ideal for students who want to pursue diplomatic or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

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The Way We Were: Biography of the 1948 Generation

June 6, 2019

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

Prof. Hanna Yablonka discusses her new book in this 40-minute podcast.

Remembering the Fallen Through the Living

May 1, 2019

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

On Yom Hashoah we recall BGU research that collected the stories of physicians who emigrated to Israel.

Jazz Comes to the Desert

April 9, 2019

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

A live concert highlights a conference at BGU that will explore the impact of jazz on Israeli culture.