So much diversity – so much potential
Between the lines, in the mosaic of cultural, religious, ethnic identities, one can as a student of Israeli society begin to see the tremendous potential for creating opportunities – for harnessing the enrichment of resources and perspectives.
Here is a sampling of prominent topics: Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; transformation of the kibbutz; relationships between ethinc identities;the hybridisation of cultural styles, religion, nationalism and mulitcuralism;
identities and dilemmas; exploration of marginalised groups and economic gaps between rich and poor; the revival of Hebrew and its impact as a unifying language, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions between ultra-orthodox and secular Jews, religion and state;the integration of citizens from a variety of backgrounds (Jews of Middle Eastern, North African, Russian, and Ethiopian origin), Arab citizens,The Jewish character of the State, non -Jewish
citizens, Civic identitites versus religious, ethnic and national identities; multiculturalism and opportunities to be harnessed from cultural diversity.