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Dr. Uri Rosset The Hamas Movement: Charity, Politics and Jihad The course will deal with the Hamas movement in several dimensions: historical, ideological, political and the military dimension. Among others we will discuss issues such as: the decision making process in Hamas; the status of the women in the movement; profiles of suicide bombers, and more. In doing so we will use also Hamas publications, it's web site, and it's leaders speeches and sermons (Arabic with English translation). Syllabus 1. Origins - the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Selected Writing of Hasan al-Banna Shaheed, Karachi 1983, pp.1-24. 2. From Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam to the creation of Hamas. Milton-Edwards, B. and Farrell, S. Hamas, Cambridge and Malden, 2010, pp. 31-67. 3. Ideology. The Hamas Charter. http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/www.thejerusalemfund.org/carryover/ documents/charter.html 4. Charity, education and social activities. Levitt, M. Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad, Yale 2006, pp. 107-142. 5. The military wing. Berrebi, C. “Evidence about the Link Between Education, Poverty and Terrorism among Palestinians�, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 13(1), 2007. 6. Hamas in politics. The Change and Reform List election manifesto for the 2006 legislative elections.


7. The Islamic University in Gaza. Jensen, M.I. 'Re-Islamising' Palestinian Society 'From Below': Hamas and Higher Education in Gaza. Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal 5.1 (2006) 57-74.

7. Leadership and the decision making process in Hamas. Gunning, J. Hamas in Politics, Columbia, 2008, pp. 95142. 8. Hamas worldwide activities. Alexander, D. U.S.- based funding of Hamas: the case of the Holy Land Foundation (Power-point presentation) 9. Hamas in power. Milton-Edwards and Farrell, pp. 260-281.

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