Tel Aviv University professor and prominent historian Asher Susser spoke on Monday about Israel & Iran's rise.
FSA rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria during the civil war. (Photo: Voice of America News, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; cropped.) Public domain.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg discussed historical factors in Israeli security & modern challenges in a talk at UCLA.
Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at the city Ashdod (Iron Dome in Operation Protective Edge. (Photo: Israel Defense Forces, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; cropped.) CC BY 2.0.
The clay sculptures featured in the exhibit blend Ethiopian and Israeli influences.
From left: Mother with Dog, Food and Bird, by Tziona Yahim; Mamit and her Child, by Mamit Sheto; Mother and Daughter, with Mother Holding Child, Dog and Bird, by Tziona Yahim. (Patricia Greenfield, UCLA.)
The Daily Bruin covered the Center-sponsored discussion "The Global Refugee Crisis: A View From the Ground."
IsraAID Global Partnerships Director Yotam Polizer responds to a question from a member of the audience.
Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke with Nazarian Center supporters about changing dynamics in the Middle East and implications for Israel.
Nazarian Center lecturer Anat Gilboa is making a changing society accessible to UCLA students through images and film


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Israel and the Rise of Iran in an Era of Weak Arab States

Tel Aviv University professor and prominent Middle East historian Asher Susser spoke on Monday about the rise of Islamic radicalism, the shifting balance of power to Iran in the Middle East, and the potential implications of Iranian expansionism for Israel.

Israeli Security: Historical Factors and Modern Challenges

In a talk hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center, Professor Gerald Steinberg of Bar-Ilan University spoke about traditional Israeli security issues and the new threats posed by years of regional instability.

Israel Among Countries Facing Challenges to Democracy

Professor Itzhak Galnoor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem spoke about the weakening commitment to democratic principles in Israel and across the globe on Monday, but also left room for optimism about the future.

Clay Sculptures Reveal Psychological Adaptations of Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel

Works by Ethiopian-Israeli artists on display in Powell Library highlight the psychological changes the community has undergone in its transition to Israel.


Center Research Fellow Publishes Book Review in "AJS Review"

Nadav Molchadsky analyzed Hillel Cohen's recently published "1929: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." In his review, the Center Research Fellow highlighted Cohen's exploration of both Jewish and Palestinian perspectives of the 1929 riots in Palestine and the riots' enduring impact on Jewish and Palestinian collective memories. Read the full review here.

Center Research Fellow Publishes Op-Ed on Israeli Public Discourse

The op-ed in the Hebrew language journal "The 7th Eye" focuses on one of Molchadsky's research interests: the Israeli public discourse surrounding the Yom Kippur War.


New Course Introduces Students to Israeli Democracy
UCLA faculty members and guest speakers will lead the seminar discussions on a wide range of contemporary issues in Israel.

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is now accepting applications for the Student Advisory Council.

View the video and slides from the UCLA Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference
Video and slides from UCLA first Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference that brought together experts from Israel and across the United States.