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Guest Columns Archive

From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke Eighty-Five Years Later

In her "Guest Column," History Department doctoral candidate Sarah Johnson compares German immigration to Pre-State Israel with the modern influx of Israelis into Berlin.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

"For All Your Songs" - Seven Decades of Israeli Music

Center Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin explores seven decades of Israeli history through musical selections, examining common themes of myth-making as well as myth-breaking.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump and the settlements: No cause for optimism or pessimism

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim assesses Israel's settlement policies and prospects for the peace process under the Trump administration.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Partial partitions: Reflections on divisions of Palestine/Israel imagined and realized

Seventy years after the United Nations voted to partition the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian states, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin sees striking similarities between modern efforts to resolve territorial disputes and the original partition plan.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

An unparalleled crisis for Israel's medical system

As the crisis surrounding the only Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Center in Jerusalem unfolds, UCLA doctoral candidate Yael Assor offers an anthropological perspective on the situation and examines the “labeling” of the parties and its impact on the situation and parties involved.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Settling criminal conflicts outside the courts: Restorative justice programs in Israel

Associate Professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's School of Social Work and former Israel Institute Fellow at UCLA Uri Yanay writes about the innovative technique Israeli courts are using to address criminal cases efficiently and in a way that respects the victim - and offender.


Monday, June 12, 2017

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News & Articles

Center hosts second undergraduate conference

The one-of-a-kind conference welcomed students from around the state and the country, who showcased their research on a diverse array of Israel-related subjects.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Panel compares "fake news" phenomenon in Israel & US

The "Jewish Journal" covered the panel exploring growing distrust in the media, the role of social media in the growth of "fake news," and more in the two countries.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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Faculty & Scholar News

Center scholars and faculty participate in Association for Israel Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin presented his project "'Kol ha-Nekudot'/'All the Points'/'Kull al-Nuqaṭ' An Interactive, Online Map of Israel and the Palestine Territories" at the June 24-26 Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference held at Kinneret College in Israel. Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim gave a talk titled "Neither Vertical nor Horizontal: The Failure of the 1974 Plan for a Jordanian Disengagement" and also participated in a book roundtable on Gerald M. Steinberg and Ziv Rubinovitz's work "Menachem Begin and the Israel-Egypt Peace Process: Between Ideology and Political Realism." Former Visiting Lecturer and Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient Melissa Melpignano also gave a talk titled “Let the Sunshine in? Dancing Sabra in the IDF Pahad Dance Troupe."


Friday, June 28, 2019

Postdoc presents at conference for Hebrew professors

Dr. Omri Asscher presented research at the National Association of Professors of Hebrew's International Conference on Hebrew Language, Culture and Literature yesterday. Dr. Asscher's talk - "Israel faces itself in the (Jewish American) mirror" - addressed Israeli responses to Jewish American moral critique.


Wednesday, June 26, 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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