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  1. Lecture 1January 5, 2009 Big Country/Small Country Little Israel Looms Large in Global Affairs

  2. Israel vs. Washington State • Per capita income • Israel ~$27,000 • Washington State, ~$45,000 • Population • Israel, close to 7.5 million • Washington, over 6.5 million • Size • Washington, 70,000 sq. miles • Israel, 8,000 sq. miles

  3. Tiny Israel Looms Large • Israel in world news

  4. Israeli Ground Troops Attack Gaza

  5. Gaza's central security headquarters & prison, Saraya

  6. Israelis take cover during a rocket attack in Ashkelon

  7. A Palestinian family in the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza Strip

  8. Tiny Israel Looms Large • Israel in world news • Israel at the center of world policy debates

  9. Tiny Israel Looms Large • Israel in world news • Israel at the center of world policy debates • High Tech

  10. Tiny Israel Looms Large • Headline maker • At the center of world policy debates • High Tech • Arms exports

  11. World’s Leading Arms Exporters

  12. Tiny Israel Looms Large • Headline maker • At the center of world policy debates • High Tech • Arms exports • Israeli culture

  13. Yael Naim • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBCfW9-hjKI

  14. Israel and World Forces • 1. Israel’s Geo-Strategic Location

  15. Israel and World Forces • 1. Israel’s Geo-Strategic Location • 2. Israel and the Powerful Movements of 19th and 20th Century History • 3. The Jews in Modern World History • Nationalism/Zionism • Imperialism • Colonialism • Wars of liberation • 4. Israel in an Islamic Region

  16. Course Info and Logistics • Why is this course unique? • TA’s • Yoav Duman duman@u.washington.edu • Hila Lenz • Sections • Hebrew Trailer • Course Web Site • Readings • Syllabus