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Prof. Waxman quoted in NYTimes Magazine

Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in a New York Times Magazine article on young Jewish Americans support for Israel: "Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism: How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel." (Nov 2, 2021)

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Nazarian Center director Dov Waxman publishes book review in New York Times

Prof. Dov Waxman's piece "Finding New Ways to Write About and Grapple With Israel" reviews three new books exploring various dimensions of the Jewish state: Daniel Sokatch's “Can We Talk About Israel?,” Omri Boehm's “Haifa Republic” and Ethan Michaeli's “Twelve Tribes”. (Oct. 29, 2021)

Friday, October 29, 2021

Professor Waxman publishes article in academic journal Ethnic and Racial Studies

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, published a peer-reviewed article August 13, 2021 in the academic journal Ethnic and Racial Studies about why agreement on what constitutes antisemitism is shrinking even as concern about it grows. Read more

Friday, August 13, 2021

Center visiting scholar Nili Alon Amit releases new book

Y&S Nazarian Center Research Scholar Nili Alon Amit has a new book offering insights on great thinkers of human happiness, from the Hebrew Bible and Greek philosophy to contemporary writings. The book, "Happiness, Stability and Transcendence in Western Religion, Philosophy and Poetry" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021), includes primary sources on happiness in their original ancient languages along with their scholarly translations into English.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi quoted in Canadian newspaper on Israeli politics

Dr. Liron Lavi, Research Fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Canada's French-language publication, La Presse, on the challenges facing a newly formed coalition poised to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – "Fragile anti-Netanyahu coalition agreement" (June 4, 2021).

Friday, June 4, 2021

Center Director Prof. Dov Waxman on CNN discussing Israeli politics

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, appeared June 1 on CNN discussing a new national-unity government looking more likely than ever to replace Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Professor Waxman interviewed on CBS about cease-fire in Middle East

Nazarian Center's director, Prof. Dov Waxman, was interviewed May 21 by CBS anchor Lana Zak about the Israel and Hamas cease-fire, as well as President Biden's response to the recent events in Israel/Palestine.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Nazarian Center director publishes analysis piece in Slate

Nazarian Center director, Professor Dov Waxman, published an analysis piece in Slate on the escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis - "Is This the Third Intifada?" (May 14, 2021).

Friday, May 14, 2021

Professor Waxman quoted in Los Angeles Times on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the Biden administration's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - "US steps up response to Israeli-Palestinian conflict after slow start" (May 12, 2021).

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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

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Top Israeli and U.S. leaders and experts present diverse views

The November 21 conference, co-hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center, in partnership with Haaretz, Israel's leading newspaper, examined the most pressing strategic challenges facing the country today.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Nazarian Center receives $1 million challenge grant to expand teaching

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has generously given the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies a $1 million matching challenge grant to support the expansion of teaching about modern Israel at UCLA. Money raised from this challenge will go to a total goal of $2 million in endowment funds designated for teaching in Israel studies.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Guest Columns

How to understand Israel's 36th government: Israeli politics as a two-dimensional

As the new coalition government in Israel enters its first week, UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Research Fellow Liron Lavi offers a perspective on what is keeping this coalition together – and what could ultimately tear it apart.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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

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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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