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One Land, Two Peoples and Three Religions

One Land, Two Peoples and Three Religions

Dates: 28 December, 2017 - 9 January, 2018

This programme focusses on the Jewish/Christian/Islamic religions, their roots in Israel and their relationship in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It presents the history as well as the current situation.  We believe that the only way to truly develop a better understanding is to visit the area and meet the people living here. Participants study stories from the sacred scripts, in visits to the physical locations where the stories occurred. They delve deeply into the issues through lectures, delivered by Israeli and Palestinian academics as well as attend study tours and meetings with members of the varied communities. The programme is open to all professionals, students and faculty members who are interested in the subjects.

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  • Sanctity of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Importance of Religion in the Middle East
  • An Introduction to Islam
  • Sunni-Shi'i Conflict in the Modern Middle East
  • History of Judaism: an Insider’s View
  • Diversity of Christianity in the Holy Land
  • Christian Roots in Judaism
  • Messiah: Prophetic Visions of Redemption and Later Interpretations
  • From Redemptive Jewish Nationalism to the Realisation of the State of Israel
  • Palestinian Refugee Question
  • Core Issues of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Palestinian Perspective on the Peace Process
  • Arab Palestinian Citizens of Israel
  • Israeli Society: Sociological Structure, Trends and Prospects
  • Internal Palestinian Struggle: Hamas against Fatah
  • Elections and Democracy in Israel: Political Parties and their Security Agenda

Study Tours

  • The Galilean Mosaic: Pluralities and Minorities in the Galilee
  • Holocaust Museum – Centre for Humanistic Education
  • Al-Haram Al-Sharif Plaza
  • Jewish Settlement
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Golan Heights
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall
  • Separation Barrier, Jerusalem and NGO “Ir Amim”
  • Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity and NGO “Holy Land Trust”


* The curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration.


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Mrs. Shoshi Norman


Mrs. Shoshi Norman

Director, Centre of Middle East and Religious Studies
Mrs. Shiri Salant


Mrs. Shiri Salant

Academic Director, Centre of Middle East and Religious Studies