“The Jews of Arab Lands”
HIST 285-004/MESAS 270-000- all levels
Fall 2011 Semester – Yaron Ayalon
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Topics covered will include the absorption of Middle Eastern Jews in Israel; the socioeconomic status of Jews from Arab lands in Israel and how it changed over the years; their involvement in Israeli politics and how it affected the immigrants as well as the Israeli political game; and the culture Jews from Arab lands brought with them, such as music and popular customs, and how the impact these have had upon Israeli society.