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Israel Resource Corner

Websites

- The Israel Museum
The Israel Museum in the Palm of Your Hand

https://tours.imj.org.il/en#new

- Events link with opportunity to sign up for newsletter
https://www.imj.org.il/en/events-list

- Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A wide array of museum exhibits for kids and adults

https://www.tamuseum.org.il/en/exhibition/museum-temporarily-closed/

- The Israel Democracy Institute
https://en.idi.org.il/
All of the events listed on the English site have simultaneous translation into English.  In addition, it has a multimedia library which explains many aspects of Israeli society with a series of short clips in English.

 https://unpacked.media/unpacking-israeli-history-podcast/

Bibliography on Israel

- Martin Gilbert, Israel: A History (a comprehensive history of the state of Israel) 

- Yossi Klein Halevi, Like Dreamers  (follows the lives, and the contrasting political perspectives, of 7 paratroopers whose brigade united Jerusalem in the 6 day war.) 

- Arthur Hertzberg, The Zionist Idea (c wonderfully edited volume of the writings of the top Zionist thinkers, each with an illuminating introduction) 

 - Michael Oren, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Israeli diplomat and scholar Michael Oren’s history of the Six Day War and its aftermath) 

- Ari Shavit, My Promised Land (critically acclaimed account of Israel’s history told by Israeli journalist through in depth exploration of several key moments in the state’s history) 

- Yael Zerubavel, Recovered Roots (a scholarly examination of how Zionist thinkers and founders of Israel recast Jewish history, creating a new national tradition) 

 - Daniel Gordis, The Promise of Israel (an American who moved to Israel reflects on Israel’s unique status as a Jewish and democratic state, and argues that this is its strength) 

- Daniel Gordis, Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn (published in 2016, a well written text that weaves together  Zionist thought, political history, and Israeli culture) 

- Thomas Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem (classic exploration of the Lebanese Civil War and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through 1990 by Pulitizer Prize winning journalist) 

- Amos Oz, In the Land of Israel (Renowned Israeli novelist travels throughout the country and the West Bank, talking with Jews and Arabs across the political spectrum about the country’s past, present and future) 

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