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HEB 348: Israeli Society and Culture

Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HEB/SLC/JST 347); Israeli Society and Culture (HEB/SLC/JST 348; REL 311) ; Modern Hebrew (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced: HEB 101, 2

News Articles

Newspaper articles are accessed through the following databases: Access World NewsEthnic NewsWatch, and Nexis Uni.

New York Times: The largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States (founded 1851).


Aruts Sheva (Israel National News): A media network that self-identifies with Religious Zionism; streams news, radio shows, podcasts, and video in Hebrew, English, and Russian.

Haaretz: The oldest newspaper still operating (founded 1918) and the most left and liberal news source in Israel; comparable with the New York Times. Limited access to non-subscribers.

The Jerusalem Post: An established English newspaper (founded 1932) that aims to reflect a centric point of view.

Times of Israel: An online-only newspaper (founded 2012) that proclaims to have no partisan political affiliation; published in a number of languages (no Hebrew edition): English, Arabic, French, Chinese, and Farsi. 

YnetNew (founded 1939): Part of the media group that publishes the widely-read Hebrew daily,Yediot Ahronot.

Research Databases: Documents, Photos, Objects, Posters, Books

Early Hebrew Newspapers (National Library of Israel): 19th–early 20th century newspapers (Hebrew only).

Election Chronicles (National Library of Israel): Ephemeral collection of items from several Israeli elections.

The Eran Laor Cartographic Collection (National Library of Israel): Ancient maps (15th centary +), atlases, travel books and studies covering journeys to the Land of Israel, travel guides, and more.

Nostalgy Online: Provided by a nonprofit organization for preserving Israeli popular culture (Hebrew interface).

Time Travel: The objective of the "Time Travel" project is to collect and scan Israeli ephemera and make them accessible to the general public. The project is sponsored by the Arcadia Fund and is a collaborative undertaking with UCLA.

Visual Memory (National Library of Israel): Several photo collections that follow the history of Palestine-Israel in the past 150 years.

40 Year Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War (National Library of Israel): Documents, newspaper clippings, letters. 

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