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Professor Waxman quoted in article on incoming Biden administration

Prof. Dov Waxman, director of Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, was quoted in an article Jan. 19 about the incoming Biden administration, foreign policy, and Israel – "Biden's Push for National Stability Vs. Israel's Political Merry-Go-Round".

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New book on 'Blackness in Israel' is co-edited by anthropologist Uri Dorchin

Cultural anthropologist Uri Dorchin, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies for the 2019-20 academic year, is co-editor of a new book, Blackness in Israel: Rethinking Racial Boundaries, along with Gabriella Djerrahian of Concordia University. This book explores contemporary inflections of Blackness in Israel and foregrounds them in the historical geographies of Europe, the Middle East, and North America. More details: https://bit.ly/2Vjdo5l.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Center director co-authors analysis piece in Washington Post

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, co-authored an analysis piece published Nov. 19 in the Washington Post, "Pompeo just visited the West Bank. That's likely to deepen the partisan division over Israel-Palestine." Co-authored with political scientist Jeremy Pressman (University of Connecticut). Read here: https://wapo.st/3lRPZni

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Professor Waxman quoted in Jerusalem Post story on U.S. election

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in the Jerusalem Post article, "Between COVID-19 and the economy, Jewish voters are bracing for elections," on October 30, 2020. Read full article here: https://www.jpost.com/us-elections/in-the-us-elections-jewish-voters-have-concerns-other-than-israel-647454

Friday, October 30, 2020

Center director quoted in story about President Trump

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post story published Oct. 1 about President Trump's "stand by" remark made during the presidential debate. Read here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/did-donald-trump-give-a-green-light-to-white-supremacist-groups-644227

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Visiting scholar gives series of online community talks focused on literature

Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar Nili Alon Amit conducted a series of online talks over the summer for community members at West LA's Sinai Temple focused on “Happiness in Jewish and Israeli literature, from the Hebrew Bible to modern Israeli poets. Also, she is finishing up a forthcoming book, "On Happy Souls: The History of Happiness in Western Culture," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Professor Waxman quoted in Jerusalem Post article on Jewish American voters

Nazarian Center's director, Professor Dov Waxman, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article titled "How are Republicans, Democrats reaching out to Jewish voters?" by reporter Omri Nahmias which was published on Sept. 3. Read here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/how-are-republicans-democrats-reaching-out-to-jewish-voters-641031

Friday, September 4, 2020

Center director's Israel-UAE deal analysis featured in The Conversation

Professor Dov Waxman's analysis piece on the agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was published August 17 in The Conversation, an online journal of news, analysis and opinion by academics. Read here: shorturl.at/moDFP

Monday, August 17, 2020

Jerusalem Post quotes Prof. Waxman in politics article about Jewish Democrats

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article published August 13, "Jewish Democrats prepare for first online national convention." Read here: shorturl.at/noWX0

Friday, August 14, 2020

Center director's analysis piece on annexation published by Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle on August 13 published an analysis piece Nazarian Center Director and Professor Dov Waxman wrote, "Israel suspends formal annexation of the West Bank, but its controversial settlements continue." The piece originally appeared in The Conversation and also was picked up by several other news outlets. Read here: shorturl.at/vAX69

Friday, August 14, 2020

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News & Articles

Faculty Q&A: Biden and the Future of U.S.-Israel Relations

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, talks about President-elect Joe Biden and the future of U.S.-Israel relations.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies mourns the passing of

The renowned scholar and prominent activist for civil rights was committed to preserving Israel's identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Guest Columns

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

After a year of political deadlock and three elections, Israel is on the brink of finally getting a new government. Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies research fellow Liron Lavi explains what motivated Israelis to vote time and again and why, despite predictions, voter turnout actually increased, especially among Arab citizens of Israel.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

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Student Voices

Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, March 18, 2019

An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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