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Center debuts inaugural issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

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The Center announces the debut of its bi-annual publication series, Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel. The publication will be a global forum for academics and scholars focused on Israel studies.

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the debut of its new publication series, Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel. The publication will be a global forum for academics and scholars focused on Israel studies.

Currents covers a broad range of topics relating to Israel, including politics, security, culture, history, and society. The debut issue features "The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum" by Shlomo Ben Ami, former Israeli Foreign Minister (2000–2001). Ben Ami is Professor Emeritus of History at Tel Aviv University and Vice Paresident and co-founder of the Toledo International Center for Peace.

Ben Ami examines one of the most substantial efforts to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace, which continues to defy the logic of conflict resolution. He draws his insights from decades of academic expertise and diplomatic involvement in various peace initiatives.

"Currents creates a rich platform for the study of modern Israel based on extensive research and practice," said Y&S Nazarian Center Director Yoram Cohen. "We are delighted to debut the series with a brief by Professor Shlomo Ben Ami offering an insightful account of the decades-long quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace."

The publication's Editorial Board is comprised of leading scholars from UCLA, RAND Corporation, and top Israeli universities.

The editorial team includes Cohen, who serves as Editor of Currents, and Center Research Fellow Liron Lavi, the Managing Editor.

To read Currents, click here.