Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine

The winter programme focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islam religions their roots and relations in Israel and also on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, background and current situation. The Programme, was developed, due to the ever growing interest of faculty and graduate students from around the world, in the Middle East region, its influence and importance globaly, with religion playing a significant part in it.

The programme begins with an overview of the Land of Israel-Palestine region, presenting the historical background of the region, as well as an overview of social and economic conditions, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

The lectures are supplemented by Study Tours to enable students to experience these issues at first hand.

The duration of the programme is twelve days and it is very intensive; comprising 60 academic hours of lectures by Palestinian and Israeli academic and experts, offering their respective points of view. In addition, Study Tours to historical sites and will offer the students additional first hand experience of the region

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The Galilee Institute's, Centre Middle East and Religious Studies provides courses in Middle Eastern politics and religion. The programme is a joint Israeli-Palestinian programme. Through lectures and study tours, participants gain a better understanding of the range of responses offered by the religiously and ethnically varied populations to the complex issues routinely encountered in the area.