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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 - 6:30 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 scholars and faculty participate in Association for Israel Studies conference

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


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.