Two new Fall courses taught by Center Visiting Faculty will cover symbolic places in Israel and Israel-Iran relations
Hassan Rouhani press conference (Photo: Meghdad Madadi/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY- 4.0. Dome of Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem (Photo: idobi/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY-SA 3.0
Research Fellow Liron Lavi investigates how societies try to make sense of elections in Israel - and across the globe
Hebrew University's Uri Yanay discusses an innovative process Israel's courts use to address criminal cases
Inside the Supreme Court building, Israel. (Photo: Footballkickit/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY- 3.0.
If you missed this year's "Israel in 3D," watch the full video of the panels and keynote remarks here.
"Israel in 3D" keynote speaker Guy Rolnik (right) speaks with fellow veteran journalist Tal Schneider (Photo: UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies)
Marisol Fernandez '16 recalls her trip to Israel and the opportunities she had to explore the country's diversity
Picking apples in Buk'ata, a Druze village in the Golan Heights. Photo courtesy of Marisol Fernandez


Israel's Judiciary under Threat
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
In Between - Film Screening and Director Q&A
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00 PM


Using Israeli elections to understand how people make sense of the democratic process around the world

The Y&S Nazarian Center supported Liron Lavi's doctoral research while she was a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University. Now Dr. Lavi returns to UCLA as a Research Fellow to pursue her investigation into how societies try to make sense of elections in Israel and across the globe.

Guest Column

Settling criminal conflicts outside the courts: Restorative justice programs in Israel

Associate Professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's School of Social Work and former Israel Institute Fellow at UCLA Uri Yanay writes about the innovative technique Israeli courts are using to address criminal cases efficiently and in a way that respects the victim - and offender.

Fifth “Israel in 3D” conference highlights Israeli civil society's critical role at home and beyond

The young Israeli civil society leaders and veteran journalists who participated in the day-long community event shared how they are working to solve a variety of social and economic challenges in Israel and around the world.

Impact of the Six-Day War on Israel, 50 years later

Israeli experts addressed the multidimensional impacts of the Six-Day War of 1967 on Israel at a recent Y&S Nazarian Center panel discussion.


Center Director to participate in Association for Israel Studies conference

Center Director Yoram Cohen will participate in the 33rd Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference this summer where he will present a paper on "The Regional Influence of Israel's Water and Energy Resources." The conference will be held at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA from June 12-14.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Director to discuss Israel's water advances at Northwestern University

Center Director Yoram Cohen will join a panel of leading experts on water in the Middle East at Northwestern University's second annual "Water in Israel and the Middle East" symposium next Wednesday, May 24th. The focus of Cohen's talk will be Israel's advances in water treatment and desalination technology as well as the global benefits and challenges of these developments.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Center Visiting Faculty to teach new courses in Fall 2017
The two Visiting Faculty Members will help expand the opportunities available to UCLA students to learn more about Israel.

Call for papers for UCLA-Tel Aviv Univ. joint publication on housing affordability
Center FAB Member and Director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate Stuart Gabriel is collaborating with Israeli colleagues to publish a special edition of "Regional Science and Urban Economics" on housing affordability.

Funding opportunities available for binational agricultural research
The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund offers grants and fellowships to researchers at different levels.

Highlights from Spring Quarter and Center plans for 2017-2018
Click here to get the news from the Spring Quarter and information on the Center's plans for the coming academic year.

Y&S Nazarian Center introduces "Guest Column"
The Y&S Nazarian Center's "Guest Column" series will feature articles offering academic perspectives on and analysis of current events from leading Israel Studies scholars. The first "Guest Column" explores recent trends in "restorative justice conferencing," an innovative technique increasingly adopted by Israeli judges.