News & Articles

Granting more power to Israel's Supreme Court could actually be weakening it

In the first talk of the Fall Quarter organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, one of Israel's most prominent political scientists presented his assessment of the Israeli judicial authority's independence since its creation as well as the judiciary's prospects for remaining free from political influence moving forward.

Monday, November 06, 2017
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Using Israeli elections to understand how people make sense of democracy 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.

Monday, September 25, 2017
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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.

Monday, June 12, 2017
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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.

Monday, June 05, 2017
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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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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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.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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Western analytical paradigm fails to perceive Middle Eastern realities

The West frequently gets things wrong in the Middle East because it projects its own ideology and terminology on Middle Eastern developments, argued Israeli Ambassador Haim Koren at a recent Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies event.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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No ordinary librarian

Polyglot bibliographer David Hirsch has traveled throughout six of the world's seven continents to build UCLA Library collections in Middle East, Jewish, Central Asian, South Asian and Armenian Studies.

Thursday, March 09, 2017
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Israel's Supreme Court: A case study in judicial activism and its limitations

In his recent talk at UCLA, University of Haifa Professor Gad Barzilai painted the picture of a highly active Israeli Supreme Court that has made a significant imprint on Israeli society. But he also asserted that the country's highest judicial body has been reluctant to upset the basic power structure in the country.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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Attempting to find justice in Israel through caring

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Uri Yanay is an expert in “restorative justice,” a method for achieving justice outside of courtrooms. While at UCLA, Yanay will give a talk sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center on grassroots restorative justice efforts involving Israelis and Palestinians.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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From engineer to real estate researcher

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Roni Golan took a winding path to his current position where he conducts research into the links between housing affordability and migration in Israel with the head of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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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 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.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016
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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.

Friday, November 18, 2016
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Faculty & Scholar News

Visiting professor to speak at event on Middle East security

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and Israel Institute Visiting Professor David Menashri - considered Israel's leading Iran expert - will speak at the Israel Policy Forum's Oct. 29th Middle East Security Forum at Sinai Temple. Professor Menashri will discuss the region's wide-range of security issues alongside prominent experts and former officials from Israel, the Palestinian Territories, the United States and Saudi Arabia.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Center Postdoc to Present at ASMEA Annual Conference

The Y&S Nazarian Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim will present the opening day of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa's annual conference that runs from October 19th to 21st in Washington, DC. Ben-Ehpraim's paper on strategic studies looks at peace agreements and whether they often serve as victories for one of the negotiating partners. "Injustice for All?: Negotiated Victory in Civil War and the Rhodesian Bush War" uses the fifteen-year conflict in Rhodesia as a test case.


Monday, October 16, 2017

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Student Voices

Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Guest Columns

Settling criminal conflicts outside the courts: Restorative justice programs in

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017