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)
Read about the Center's May 4th symposium on the legacy of the Six-Day War that featured leading Israeli scholars & experts
From left: Gilead Sher, Monti Inbari, Elie Rekhess and Paul Rivlin. (Photo: Jack Schwada/ UCLA.)
Watch video from the student performance of Center Visiting Artist Shahar Binyamini's work "L U N G S"
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
The "Daily Bruin" profiled Center Visiting Artist Daniel Landau prior to his performative "Time-Body Study" experiment at UCLA


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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.

Signature community event focuses on contemporary Israeli society

The Y&S Nazarian Center's upcoming community conference, “Israel in 3D: Civil Society in Action,” will spotlight Israel's rising generation of young civil society leaders and how they are addressing critical social and economic issues in the country.


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


Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in Israel
This grant is open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years).

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.

Video and highlights from "Israel in 3D" now available
Video from the "Israel in 3D: Civil Society in Action" community conference panel discussions and keynote speech is now available on the Center website. Highlights can also be found here.

Video of Center symposium on legacy of Six-Day War now online
Watch the experts in diverse fields ranging from peace negotiations, Jewish-Arab relations, Palestinian politics, Jewish fundamentalism and Middle East economies discuss how the conflict has shaped Israel over the last fifty years.