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 and University of Cyprus Launch Joint Course

January 19, 2021

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

The online course will focus on the history of diplomatic relations between Israel, Cyprus and Greece.

BGU-Sponsored Historic Photo Exhibition Opens in Dubai

December 24, 2020

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Social Sciences & Humanities

The exhibition reflects the rich Jewish heritage in 14 Arab countries.

Israel Awaits Influx of Muslim Tourists

November 11, 2020

Tags: Business & Management, Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

Normalization with the UAE opens up a huge new tourism market that extends beyond Arab countries into Asia.