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UPCOMING EVENTS

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We Are Not One: A History of America's Fight Over Israel
Thursday, December 8, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Pacific Time)

MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – The Birth of a Nation: The Diplomatic Backstory of Israel's Establishment

This season of Israel In Depth is co-sponsored by TLV1's podcast "Tel Aviv Review" and the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. This episode is co-hosted by Gilad Halpern and Prof. Dov Waxman....

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Analyzing Israel's 2022 Election Results

Following Israel's general election, Israeli public opinion expert and strategic consultant, Dahlia Scheindlin, and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Professor Dov Waxman, analyze the results of Israel's fifth national election...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Walter Russell Mead Will Deliver Keynote Lecture in Three-Part Series on US–Israel Relationship

We are delighted to announce a new three-part lecture series this fall on the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel, dating back decades. As the centerpiece of the series, distinguished professor and Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead will deliver the annual Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies on "The Arc of a Covenant: The U.S., Israel and the Fate of the Jewish People."

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Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

At the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on April 11, the center raised nearly $800,000, which will be matched by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

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Nazarian Center publishes 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2022 issue features an article by the Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alon Tam, "Between Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Jews, the Yishuv, and Israeli Society."

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The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a gala at The Wallis!

On Monday, April 11, 2022, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held its 10-Year Anniversary Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The event celebrated the Center accomplishments in its first decade promoting the study of modern Israel at UCLA and beyond, honored key supporters of the Center for their visionary leadership, and included a conversation with Israel's minister of transportation and leader of the Israeli labor party, MK (Member of Knesset) Merav Michaeli.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Prof. Waxman interviewed for & quoted in article by FiveThirtyEight

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in the article "More Democrats Than Ever Support The Palestinian Cause, And That's Dividing The Party" by FiveThirtyEight. The article focuses on the growing divide in the Democratic party's support for Israel due to the Israeli government's poor treatment of Palestinians.


Prof. Waxman quoted extensively in Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in an article by The Jerusalem Post about AIPAC's (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) new political action committee's endorsing candidates — a first in the organization's 70 years: "How is AIPAC's new strategy impacted by the Michigan win?"


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. Israel is a small country that looms large in public and academic discourse. The passions it evokes often present obstacles to nuanced analysis and civil discussion. Understanding the complexities of modern Israel requires knowledge from many academic disciplines and an awareness of multiple viewpoints and narratives. Through a commitment to academic rigor, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and... (read more) 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

APPLY NOW: The UCLA Nazarian Center's 2023/24 Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Nazarian Center offers a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Israel Studies. The Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to support the work of exceptional scholars at an early stage of their careers, whose presence at UCLA would strengthen the study of modern Israel. The fellowship will begin in the Fall of each academic year. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec 5, 2022. Learn more & apply by Clicking Here.

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