1/23: Center Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky will present findings from his research on the Yemenite Children Affair
Young Jewish Yemenite mother with her children in Hashed Camp. (Photo: Israeli Governmental Press Office/Eldan David)
Center Visiting Asst. Prof. Daniel Stein Kokin is using his background in Jewish & ancient history to educate students about modern Israel
Israeli medical clowns visited patients, scholars and students during their tour of UCLA organized by the Center
Israeli medical clown David Barashi leading a Theater Department workshop
Visiting Asst. Prof. Daniel Stein Kokin reflects on whether territorial disputes are any closer to being resolved 70 years after partition
Jubilant Residents Celebrating The United Nations Decision On Partition, 1947. (Photo: Pinn Hans/Israeli National Photo Collection; cropped) Courtesy of Government Press Office of Israel
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


What Does the Word Lesbian Mean in Palestine in 1923?
Co-sponsored event
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
12:00 PM
A Conversation with "Waking Lions" Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The roar of the desert - a journey to Israel's back yard in "Waking Lions"
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:15 PM


Not your typical historian

Y&S Nazarian Center Visiting Assistant Professor uses his academic background in the Classics as well as Renaissance and Jewish history to teach a variety of courses covering modern Israel sponsored by the Center.

Center hosts Israeli medical clowns on tour across campus

The Y&S Nazarian Center organized a wide range of events with the professional medical clowns involving the theater and anthropology departments as well as UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

Guest Column

Partial partitions: Reflections on divisions of Palestine/Israel imagined and realized

Seventy years after the United Nations voted to partition the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian states, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin sees striking similarities between modern efforts to resolve territorial disputes and the original partition plan.

Guest Column

An unparalleled crisis for Israel's medical system

As the crisis surrounding the only Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Center in Jerusalem unfolds, UCLA doctoral candidate Yael Assor offers an anthropological perspective on the situation and examines the “labeling” of the parties and its impact on the situation and parties involved.


Center Postdoctoral Fellow to present findings from recently published article

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim will return next week to the University of Calgary's Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies - where he completed his doctoral research - to give a talk based on the article he recently published in the journal "Diplomatic History." The January 15th talk is titled "The United States and Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories: from Johnson to Trump."

Monday, January 08, 2018

Center Postdoc examines Israel's reaction to viral video

In his latest piece for "Asia Times," one of the most prominent English-language regional publications covering world news, Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim assesses Israel's diplomatic and political response to the viral video of a teenage Palestinian girl slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018


PhD scholarship from Ben-Gurion University's Israel Studies Center
PhD scholarships are available to join the lab (research team) "World Jewry - Views from Israel."

Summer research opportunity in Israel for undergrads
Final year undergraduate students can apply to Ben-Gurion University's International Program for Outstanding Undergraduate Students at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

Highlights from 2017
In the last twelve months, the Center reached UCLA students in departments across campus through new courses & public programs and supported scholars and students doing research on Israel.

Center sponsoring range of new courses in Winter
The new classes organized by the Y&S Nazarian Center will cover everything from the political economy of Israel to the history of Israel's relations with European countries.

Postdoctoral Fellow publishes article on settlements during the Johnson administration
In his article in the journal "Diplomatic History," Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim examines the Israeli settlement policy during an American administration distracted by the Vietnam War.