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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BGU Working to Share Testimonies of Mizrahi Jews

July 23, 2018

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

BGU partners with Jewish nonprofit JIMENA to help educate students on how to collect oral testimonies.

“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.