The Department of Middle East Studies at Bar-Ilan University focuses on the history, literature, religions, languages, politics, economics and cultures of the states and societies of the region. With courses on medieval and modern topics.

The future of the State of Israel is dependent, more than anything, upon a profound comprehension of the billion-and-a-half strong Muslim population that surrounds – and lives within – the country, and this is the place to develop that comprehension.

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Middle East Department
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies deals with reasearch and teaching of the political, social and economic history of the Arab and Muslim regions of the Middle East since the rise of Islam in the seventh century until our days.
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Research: Iran and Iraq (politics, religion and society), modern-day Shia and modern Islam