Joint Israeli – Palestinian Summer Programme on Political Science and Middle East Studies

Following the success of our first Summer Programme on the Middle East, we are now happy to announce the opening of the registration to the 2007 session. In the last programme we had post graduates and university students from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. We expect that the upcoming programme will attract world wide participants who are interested in the present situation of the Middle East. We believe that the complexities of the region can be better understood when one actually sees for ones self.


Following the success of our first Summer Programme on the Middle East, we are now happy to announce the opening of the registration to the 2007 session. In the last programme we had post graduates and university students from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. We expect that the upcoming programme will attract world wide participants who are interested in the present situation of the Middle East. We believe that the complexities of the region can be better understood when one actually sees for ones self.

The programme is intended for students of History, Political Science, Middle East Studies and professionals interested in the Middle East. The course is aimed at extending the participants knowledge of conditions, developments and trends in Israel, Palestine and the environs.

The programme\’s Academic Director is Dr. Mahmoud Yazbak, Senior Lecturer for the Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa. The lectures will be held by Palestinian and Israeli academics and experts and will offer a balanced view of the situation in the region.

The 2007 programme will also include events that allow first hand exposure to the Israeli – Palestine conflict: meeting with Palestinian NGOs, visit to a Jewish settlement, meeting with people from Arab villages in Israel, participating in a panel of representatives from the different political parties in Israel, etc.

It would be appreciated should you bring this programme to the attention of the students at your university. A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates. Students who are interested should contact the Programme Director – Ms. Shoshi Norman, e-mail: snorman@galilcol.ac.il

Location & Timeframe: Galillee College, Israel, July 3rd – August 14th, 2007