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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. Find the article 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

Nazarian Center director quoted in international edition of Germany's
Der Spiegel

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center, has been quoted in “Israeli Annexation Plans: The West Bank Faces a New Reckoning,” published online in German-based Der Spiegel (June 30, 2020).


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Center director publishes scholarly article in journal Israel Studies

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman's latest scholarly article, "The Nation-State Law and the Weakening of Israeli Democracy," co-authored with Ilan Peleg, has been published in the journal Israel Studies. The Nation-State Law was narrowly passed by Israel's Knesset in 2018. The article is not freely available, but available to read if you have access to JSTOR: https://bit.ly/3fVhPMw


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Haaretz article on American Jews' views on Biden quotes Professor Waxman

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Israel's Haaretz discussing how young American Jews' view Joe Biden's candidacy for president. In the article published May 20, 2020, Waxman is quoted saying that "younger Jews, putting aside maybe some of the Orthodox, are overwhelmingly more liberal than older American Jews, and some polls show they are also relatively more liberal than other Americans in their age group."


Friday, May 15, 2020

Professor Waxman quoted on anti-Semitism during pandemic

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, was quoted in a Jewish Journal piece published Wednesday about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories amid the global pandemic, including some scapegoating Israel. “We have to recognize,” Waxman told the paper, “that this is a moment of potentially great danger because it has all the ingredients for a surge of anti-Semitism: a fatal, invisible threat that crosses national borders, widespread social disruption and economic hardship, and heightened public fear and anxiety.”


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Professor Waxman writes op-ed in The Forward on Trump's Mideast peace plan

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, published an opinion piece January 29, 2020, with The Forward regarding President Trump's peace plan for the Middle East. The piece in the Jewish daily examined whether the long-awaited plan is the historic breakthrough Trump has touted, even though the proposal doesn't meet core demands of the Palestinians. "It will certainly not bring Israelis and Palestinians peace, since the latter will overwhelmingly reject a plan that is so heavily skewed in Israel's favor," wrote Waxman.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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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

Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced Between Israel and UAE ​

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 the significance and implications of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announcing an opening of diplomatic ties.

Thursday, August 13, 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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