I actually LOVE Professor Cohen. I will admit what the other 2 reviews said about knowing background information on Israel is true and important, but you certainly don't need to be an expert on the region. Professor Cohen caters towards those with a real interest in internal Israeli politics and issues and he is certainly opinionated and has an Israeli attitude. However, he can be quite hilarious. The readings were very interesting, very readable. His class is pretty chill, as are the assignments. It is easy to do well. I learned a lot from him and found class discussions to be very valuable. He doesn't want you to memorize statistics and figures, but rather he wants you to get a larger picture and be knowledgable enough to have discussions about particular issues. Don't take this class if you have no interest in Israel. With minimal effort, this class is an easy A.