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UPCOMING EVENTS

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A State At Any Cost: The Life and Legacy of David Ben-Gurion
Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies
Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)
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Wrestling with Redemption: A. B. Yehoshua's Retrospective Imagination
Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)
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Reimagining U.S. Strategy in the Middle East
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

MULTIMEDIA

WEBINAR RECORDING
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Israel's Four Recent Elections: Policy, Ideology and the State of Israeli Democracy

On April 7, Israeli political analyst Dahlia Scheindlin discussed the last four Israeli national elections since April 2019 and the changes in Israel's political landscape....

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Gal Ariely, author of Israel's Regime Untangled: Between Democracy and Apartheid

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Gal Ariely, a professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, about his new book, "Israel's...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Could Arab parties be a decisive factor in forming Israel's next coalition government?

After the fourth national election in just two years, Israeli politics remains deadlocked. Unexpected developments may prevent a fifth round.

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Q&A with Dr. Liron Lavi on Israel's next election

Israelis head to the polls March 23 in an election that will determine the country's next prime minister. Dr. Liron Lavi discusses the upcoming national election and the challenges facing the government under longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Lavi is a research fellow at the Nazarian Center and is teaching a course on Israeli politics in Spring 2021.

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Center publishes third issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2021 issue features an article by Bar-Ilan University Professor Eytan Gilboa, "What Do Americans Think of Israel? Long-Term Trends and Socio-Demographic Shifts."

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Q&A with Prof. Menachem Hofnung on the trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Professor Menachem Hofnung discusses the resumed corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hofnung teaches in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a visiting professor at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Research fellow Liron Lavi to present at political science conference

Liron Lavi, a research fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, will present a study ("The Pitkinian Public: Representation in the Eyes of Citizens") at the 2021 Midwest Political Science Association's virtual meeting on April 16, 2021. Her study with colleagues is on Israelis' perceptions of political representation and support for democracy.


Omri Asscher publishes article on first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel

Omri Asscher, a postdoctoral fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center in 2018-19, published an article in the journal Meta, "Exporting political theology to the diaspora: translating Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook for Modern Orthodox consumption." Asscher now a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.


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

Call for Applications for Graduate Research Grants
Graduate student grants for $2,500-$7,500 are available to conduct research in Israel Studies. The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies oversees the program and welcomes applications from UCLA graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. For more information, visit our research/funding opportunities page.

Third Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites submissions to its third annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. This year, the conference will take place virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Center research initiative to focus on “Democracy in Israel: Past, Present and Future”
Coming in 2021, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will launch a series of virtual public lectures and a closed research colloquium exploring "Democracy in Israel: Past, Present, and Future." The first in the series of public lectures will be given Jan. 12 by eminent Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri.

Charitable donations eligible for special tax benefits in 2020
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that includes several charitable tax provisions. Click here to learn how you can take advantage of these provisions.

Center sponsoring diverse courses in Winter quarter
The classes cover a wide range of topics, including modern Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, and literature, and can count towards a number of different degrees in departments across campus.

Nazarian Center launches 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 scholar positions
The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2021.