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Research fellow Liron Lavi to present at political science conference

Liron Lavi, a research fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, will present a study ("The Pitkinian Public: Representation in the Eyes of Citizens") at the 2021 Midwest Political Science Association's virtual meeting on April 16, 2021. Her study with colleagues is on Israelis' perceptions of political representation and support for democracy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Omri Asscher publishes article on first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel

Omri Asscher, a postdoctoral fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center in 2018-19, published an article in the journal Meta, "Exporting political theology to the diaspora: translating Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook for Modern Orthodox consumption." Asscher now a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Center director pens op-ed on "working definition” of antisemitism

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, weighed in on the controversy surrounding the International Holocaust Remembrance Association's (IHRA) "working definition” of antisemitism in an op-ed in Slate. The piece – "We Need a Better Definition of Anti-Semitism" (March 26, 2021) – was co-authored with Joshua Shanes. For more, read here: https://bit.ly/39lGQPJ

Friday, March 26, 2021

NY Times opinion piece quotes Visting Scholar Dahlia Scheindlin

Dahlia Scheindlin, a visiting scholar at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for IsraelStudies, is quoted in piece in the New York Times, "The Israeli Feminist Trying to Save Liberal Zionism" (March 5, 2021).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

French-Canadian paper quotes Professor Waxman on Israeli court ruling

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Montreal's LaPresse article, "Conversions to Judaism at the heart of a political battle" (March 5, 2021).

Friday, March 5, 2021

Center director quoted on U.S. probe into Israel cyber firm, U.S.-Israel relations

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, is quoted in an article appearing in the Jerusalem Post on U.S.-Israel relations and the U.S. reportedly renewing a probe of NSO Group, a controversial Israeli cyber firm - "NSO Group under renewed investigation by U.S. - report" (March 4, 2021).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Professor Waxman quoted in Israeli daily Haaretz on AIPAC

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Haaretz article, "This Time, AIPAC Stays Silent on Netanyahu's Alliance With Far-right, Anti-gay Party" (February 17, 2021).

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Professor Waxman quoted in article on incoming Biden administration

Professor 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

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News & Articles

Could Arab parties be a decisive factor in forming Israel's

After the fourth national election in just two years, Israeli politics remains deadlocked. Unexpected developments may prevent a fifth round.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Q&A with Dr. Liron Lavi on Israel's next election

Israelis head to the polls March 23 in an election that will determine the country's next prime minister. Dr. Liron Lavi discusses the upcoming national election and the challenges facing the government under longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Lavi is a research fellow at the Nazarian Center and is teaching a course on Israeli politics in Spring 2021.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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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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