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The Center is sponsoring several courses this Fall Quarter, all of which count towards the Israel Studies minor & other diverse degrees
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The Center's second undergraduate conference featured students from around the country
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Watch video from the "Israel in 3D: Israeli-American Exchanges" conference
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The latest "Guest Column" explores German immigration to Pre-State Israel & modern Israeli immigration to Germany
Star of David with a German flag background painted on the Berlin Wall (Photo courtesy of Sarah Johnson)


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Israeli Elections 2.0: Where is the Nation Headed?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Israel's Technology Economy: Origins and Impact
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


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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.

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Panel compares "fake news" phenomenon in Israel and 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.

Guest Column
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From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke 85 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.

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Exploring "Israeli-American Exchanges" at UCLA

Watch video from the Center's sixth "Israel in 3D" community conference exploring cross-border connections between Israel and the U.S. in the areas of Religion, Business, Technology and Entertainment.


Center research fellow's work presented in Europe

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi's co-authored paper "The Representation Deficit and the Crisis of Democracy: Shifting the Focus to Subjective Perceptions" was presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) conference in Wrocław, Poland (September 2019). The paper explores subjective perceptions of political representation in Israel from a comparative perspective. It was co-authored by Liran Harsgor and Michal Shamir.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow publishes article in Israeli journal

Dr. Assaf Bondy (Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-2020), a sociologist who studies labor issues, earlier this month published an article “Disputing Strikes – Solidarity as an Answer to the Challenges on Strikes” in Telem, an Israeli-Hebrew journal. In face of harsh attacks on the right to strike in Israel from both sides of political spectrum, the paper analyzes strikes' legitimacy as depending on their solidaristic goals, suggesting political activists should embrace strikes as an important tool for wide social change.

Friday, October 18, 2019


Diverse lineup of Fall Israel Studies courses
Courses sponsored by the Center will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli drama and Israeli music.

Postdoctoral research opportunities at Ben-Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University invites post-doctoral candidates to submit proposals for thorough research that will describe and analyze David Ben-Gurion's leadership against the background of the latest theories on the subject.

Fulbright funding for postdoctoral and senior scholars
The 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. A number of opportunities are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in all academic disciplines to conduct research or serve as instructors at Israeli universities.