Challenging Israel Course

Makom’s Challenging Israel Course is not just a course about Israel. It is an exploration of Zionism and Israel through history, culture, politics, current events, and more. Students have the opportunity to examine multiple narratives, ask tough questions, engage in real conversations with their teachers and peers. This course is currently taught at 20+ Gap-Year Programs. If you’re interested in organizing this course for your institution — we can provide customized modules ranging from 8 to 25 hours — please contact

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