5 online sessions | Sundays, 20:00-21:30| Starting: October 2, 2021 | Moderator: Dr. Avi-ram Tzoreff
How can we imagine a Jewish existence in Palestine/Land of Israel that is independent of the colonial situation? Can we think of the “Land of Israel” other than as a settler-colonial state, one designed to exclude “Palestine”? How may the decolonization of Palestine untie the knot between the Land of Israel and the colonial situation?
In the course, we will reflect on those possibilities, identify the moments when Jewish existence in the country began intertwining with the colonial situation, and think of the political horizon arising from earlier forms of Jewish existence in that space. We will review alternative ways in which the country’s image was constructed in Jews’ writings, particularly the opposition of certain writers to the linkage between the Jewish existence in Palestine/Land of Israel and colonization, and the political horizons they charted for a non-colonial collective Jewish existence.
Moderator: Dr. Avi-ram Tzoreff, studies the history of Arab-Jewish relations Palestine/Land of Israel. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem
The course will be held in Hebrew via Zoom
Cost: 150 NIS or according to affordability
The number of participants is limited; participation requires advance registration using this form
Registration deadline: September 15, 20121