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UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Making of an Alliance: The Origins and Development of the US-Israel Relationship
Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)
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Sharaka: The Promise of the Abraham Accords
In-Person Event
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
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The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People
In-Person Event
Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)

MULTIMEDIA

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4th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies

The UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies was pleased to host its fourth annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. This was a unique opportunity for undergraduate students (Bachelor's degree programs) to present and discuss...

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The Islamic Movement in Israel

Dr. Tilde Rosmer — Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai — discusses the origins of Israel's Islamic Movement; its continued role in providing needed social, education, and health services to Palestinian towns and villages;...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Walter Russell Mead Will Deliver Keynote Lecture in Three-Part Series on US–Israel Relationship

We are delighted to announce a new three-part lecture series this fall on the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel, dating back decades. As the centerpiece of the series, distinguished professor and Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead will deliver the annual Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies on "The Arc of a Covenant: The U.S., Israel and the Fate of the Jewish People."

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Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

At the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on April 11, the center raised nearly $800,000, which will be matched by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

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Nazarian Center publishes 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2022 issue features an article by the Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alon Tam, "Between Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Jews, the Yishuv, and Israeli Society."

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The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a gala at The Wallis!

On Monday, April 11, 2022, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held its 10-Year Anniversary Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The event celebrated the Center accomplishments in its first decade promoting the study of modern Israel at UCLA and beyond, honored key supporters of the Center for their visionary leadership, and included a conversation with Israel's minister of transportation and leader of the Israeli labor party, MK (Member of Knesset) Merav Michaeli.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Prof. Waxman interviewed for & quoted in article by FiveThirtyEight

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in the article "More Democrats Than Ever Support The Palestinian Cause, And That's Dividing The Party" by FiveThirtyEight. The article focuses on the growing divide in the Democratic party's support for Israel due to the Israeli government's poor treatment of Palestinians.


Prof. Waxman quoted extensively in Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in an article by The Jerusalem Post about AIPAC's (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) new political action committee's endorsing candidates — a first in the organization's 70 years: "How is AIPAC's new strategy impacted by the Michigan win?"


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) 

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