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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

In accordance with the latest COVID-19 public health directives and UCLA policy aimed at keeping our community safe, we will not be holding events on campus until at least January, 2021. Please check our multimedia page for the latest online programs, including "Israel in Depth" podcasts and videos. You may also sign up for our mailing list to receive the most up to date information on center news and events.

Stay healthy and safe, and we look forward to connecting with you remotely.

MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Charles Freilich, author of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Charles Freilich, former deputy national security adviser in Israel and a long-time senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, about threats to Israel's national security,...

WEBINAR RECORDING
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Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change

On July 23, Charles Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, discussed Israel's national security challenges and talked about his recent book "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" (Oxford,...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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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.

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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.

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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.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Center director publishes scholarly article in journal Israel Studies

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman's latest scholarly article, "The Nation-State Law and the Weakening of Israeli Democracy," co-authored with Ilan Peleg, has been published in the journal Israel Studies. The Nation-State Law was narrowly passed by Israel's Knesset in 2018. The article is not freely available, but available to read if you have access to JSTOR: https://bit.ly/3fVhPMw


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).


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

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.