Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Newsletter
Photo for Webinar Slider for ‘Golda
RSVP NOW! (Click here)‘Golda' Documentary Film and Post-Screening Discussion.
Read more...
Photo for Israel
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaking at UCLA award ceremony Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Israel
Israel's President Rivlin, center, after receiving UCLA Israel Studies Award, Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Symposium explores different meanings of
Prof. Cheryl Keyes makes a point during the "Blackness in Israel" Symposium, Feb. 24.
Read more...
Photo credit: Jeff Daniels/UCLA
Photo for ISRAEL IN DEPTH – Featuring
Photo: Jane Matusovskaya/UCLA
Photo for Isaac Herzog on Israel and
Isaac Herzog presenting Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Isaac Herzog on Israel and
Isaac Herzog and Prof. Dov Waxman at Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



Read more...
Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Prof. Dov Waxman. (Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo for ‘Golda
‘Golda' Documentary and Post-Screening Discussion
Online Event
Thursday, July 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Photo for Israeli National Security: A New
Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change
Online Event
Thursday, July 23, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST
Photo for ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With

ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Ian S. Lustick, author of Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Ian Lustick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, about his new book, Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality. In...

WEBINAR RECORDING
Photo for Love in the Time of

Love in the Time of Corona: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on Jewish Mythology & Israeli Literature

On May 28, award-winning author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen gave a thought-provoking and insightful talk on Jewish mythology and contemporary Israeli literature in times of catastrophe. The presentation was followed by a conversation with guest discussant, author,...


NEWS & ARTICLES

Photo for Nazarian Center visiting scholars make

Nazarian Center visiting scholars make impactful contributions

In the 2019-20 academic year, the Nazarian Center's visiting professors and postdocs significantly contributed to the center's mission of advancing public knowledge and academic scholarship about Israel.

Photo for Supported by a UCLA Arts

Supported by a UCLA Arts grant, students present 'Breach of Protocols'

Supported by a grant from the UCLA Arts Initiative, a group of students recently performed an exploration of, and response to, the infamous anti-Semitic forgery "The Protocols of the Elders Zion." The academic presentation was developed by Dr. Daniel Stein Kokin, a scholar affiliated with UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center and Arizona State University.

Photo for Three Elections, More Voters: Why

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis voted in recent elections?

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.

Photo for Symposium explores different meanings of

Symposium explores different meanings of Blackness in Israel

A symposium on Blackness in Israel drew scholars from the U.S. and abroad to a packed conference room on the UCLA campus.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Nazarian Center director quoted in international edition of Germany's Der Spiegel

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y& S Nazarian Center, has been quoted in “Israeli Annexation Plans: The West Bank Faces a New Reckoning,” published online in German-based Der Spiegel (June 30, 2020).


Haaretz article on American Jews' views on Biden quotes Professor Waxman

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Israel's Haaretz discussing how young American Jews' view Joe Biden's candidacy for president. In the article published May 20, 2020, Waxman is quoted saying that "younger Jews, putting aside maybe some of the Orthodox, are overwhelmingly more liberal than older American Jews, and some polls show they are also relatively more liberal than other Americans in their age group."


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. We are proud to be one of the preeminent Israel Studies centers in the United States, if not the world. Our mission is to advance public knowledge and academic scholarship about Israel. Our goal is education, not advocacy. To that end, we sponsor undergraduate courses, host visiting scholars, organize frequent public programs, and provide in-depth analyses of Israel in all its complexity.
        -Professor Dov Waxman

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcing our Spring Quarter classes
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.