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REGISTER NOW:‘Incitement' Film Screening and Discussion.
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REGISTER NOW:The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force, book talk with Prof. Jeremy Pressman.
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REGISTER NOW:Y&S Nazarian Center's Fall 2020 Conversations with Authors Webinar Series
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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaking at UCLA award ceremony Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


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Israel's President Rivlin, center, after receiving UCLA Israel Studies Award, Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


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Prof. Cheryl Keyes makes a point during the "Blackness in Israel" Symposium, Feb. 24.
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Isaac Herzog presenting Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



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Isaac Herzog and Prof. Dov Waxman at Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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New Relations, New Policies: The Challenges Facing Palestinians and Israelis
An Online Event with Ibrahim Dalalsha and Ehud Yaari
Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
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The Art of Zionism: Ideology, Art, and the Building of the Nation
Online event presented in partnership with Na'amat USA
Monday, October 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)
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"Incitement" Film Screening & Discussion
Online Event via Zoom
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

MULTIMEDIA

WEBINAR RECORDING
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Israel's Jewish Identity Crisis: State and Politics in the Middle East

On October 14, Yaacov Yadgar, the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Oxford, discussed his new book, Israel's Jewish Identity Crisis: State and Politics in the Middle East. Professor Yadgar's book...

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Rami Zeedan, on the 20th anniversary of the "events of October 2000" when mass protests and riots by Arab citizens of Israel resulted in the police killing 13 demonstrators.

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Rami Zeedan, an expert on the Arab minority in Israel, about the "events of October 2000" – when 13 Arab protesters were killed by...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies mourns the passing of preeminent Israeli legal scholar Ruth Gavison

The renowned scholar and prominent activist for civil rights was committed to preserving Israel's identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

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Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced Between Israel and UAE ​

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, talks about the significance and implications of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announcing an opening of diplomatic ties.

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Center publishes second issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Summer 2020 issue features an article by Dr. Uri Dorchin, “The History, Politics and Social Construction of ‘Blackness' in Israel.” Read the latest issue here: https://ucla.in/2CRQcW6

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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.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Center director quoted in story about President Trump

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post story published Oct. 1 about President Trump's "stand by" remark made during the presidential debate. Read here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/did-donald-trump-give-a-green-light-to-white-supremacist-groups-644227


Visiting scholar gives series of online community talks focused on literature

Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar Nili Alon Amit conducted a series of online talks over the summer for community members at West LA's Sinai Temple focused on “Happiness in Jewish and Israeli literature, from the Hebrew Bible to modern Israeli poets. Also, she is finishing up a forthcoming book, "On Happy Souls: The History of Happiness in Western Culture," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.


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

Y&S Nazarian Center launches annual newsletter

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to launch its inaugural ​annual newsletter, which features the center's teaching, research and outreach activities for the campus and the broader community.

Center accepting applications for 2020-21 Student Advisory Council
The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites students of all backgrounds and majors to apply to serve on our 2020-21 Student Advisory Council.

Call for applications for visiting faculty and scholar positions
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Faculty and Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). The application deadline for Visiting Faculty is September 4, 2020. Click headline for more details.