90-Minute Interactive Sessions

Invite a Makom Israel educator to run a 90-minute interactive, multimedia session on any of the following topics:

Conflict of Narratives or Narrative of Conflict?

The goal of this session is to give learners the opportunity to conceptualize the main themes of the conflict by learning the how Israelis and Palestinians understand the last century of dispute over their shared homeland to help learners come to their own conclusions.

21st Century Challenges for Israel society

What are the main challenges facing Israeli society in the coming decades? This session analyses societal trends, issues within the Jewish world, and long-term national security threats.

The US-Israel Relationship

Why are the United States and Israeli governments so close? This session will explore the many layers of the US/Israel Relationship and discuss where it may be headed in the future.

Religion and State in Israel

This session will focus on the narratives in Israeli society for and against the role of religion in government and the broader society and will examine its place in the Israel/Diaspora relationship.

Israeli Jewishness and Diaspora Jewishness: Are we one people?

Why is one people’s Jewishness rooted in ethno-nationalism and another rooted in liberal-religious values? Discuss the trends in how the two largest Jewish communities understand what it means to be a Jew in the 21st century and how that impacts the future of the Jewish people.

Israel and the Middle East: Geostrategic Threats and Opportunities

On the one hand, the IDF is the most powerful army in the region and opportunities abound for Israel to expand its influence. At the same time, several significant threats – from Iran, Hezbollah and the consequences of the Arab Spring, provide significant challenges to Israel. This session looks at these challenges and opportunities.

Israeli Politics: I don’t get it

Breakdown the Israeli political system, debate its pros and cons, discuss where the political currents are flowing and what the Israeli political map may look like in the future.