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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“Betsy Ross of Israel” Flag Donated to BGU

April 16, 2018

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

AABGU donates historic hand-made Israeli flag to the Ben-Gurion Archives.

Dead Sea Scrolls Expert Named Winner of the Israel Prize

January 25, 2018

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Social Sciences & Humanities

Prof. Elisha Qimron specializes in the grammar of the scrolls and has published three volumes about them.

A Glimpse Into the Ben-Gurion Archives

August 31, 2017

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Read a moving letter from the former prime minister to the widow of an American hero killed in Israel.