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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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Panel compares "fake news" phenomenon in Israel & 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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke Eighty-Five 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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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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 US in the areas of Religion, Business & Technology and Entertainment.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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A new perspective on U.S.-Israel relations

At the upcoming Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 6th “Israel in 3D” conference, participants from Israel and the United States will explore connections between the countries beyond the political sphere.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, March 18, 2019
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Offering a new look at Israel's external relations

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim looks at Israel in the global arena and plans on using insights from his research to inform his Spring course on modern Israel.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Former Foreign Minister addresses ethnic nationalism in Israel and beyond

In the Center-sponsored talk, Visiting Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami assessed the resurgence of ethnic nationalism in Israel as well as around the globe as a reaction to the perceived failures of the liberal order.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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In search of the Israeli Bob Dylan

Professor Uri Dorchin's article in UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine "Ha'am" examines the seeming indifference to political conditions among Israeli musicians.

Monday, January 28, 2019
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UCLA's head of technology transfer discusses process in Israel and US

The "Daily Bruin" covered the recent Center-sponsored talk with UCLA's Amir Naiberg, who compared the journey campus-driven innovations take to the market in both the US and Israel and the entrepreneurial networks supporting innovation on campuses in both countries.

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Zionism: A brief guide in perplexity

In his contribution to UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine, "Ha'am," Professor Daniel Stein Kokin examines two understandings of Zionism and explores whether the intepretation that supports the nationalization and territorialization of Judaism is consonant with or at odds with traditional Judaism.

Monday, January 21, 2019
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Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at age 79

One of Israel's best known and most revered contemporary authors, Oz was the recipient of a multitude of honors, including the 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award.

Friday, December 28, 2018
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Lost – and found – in translation

At his October 29th talk, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher will speak about how translations of American Jewish and Israeli literature have played an important role in the construction of Jewish identities in the US and Israel.

Monday, October 22, 2018
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Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Professor participates in Latin American Jewish Studies Association conference

Center Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin presented at the organization's annual conference held yesterday at UCLA. Prof. Dorchin's talk was titled "Black Music in Israel and the Poetics of Diasporic Consciousness."


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Visiting professor speaks about Israeli hip hop at UC Berkeley

Visiting Professor Uri Dorchin spoke at UC Berkeley's Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies on Tuesday. Prof. Dorchin's lecture "Hip Hop, Not Passing: What Israeli Rap Can Teach Us about Ethnicity in Israel” was part of the Institute's Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Israel Studies Colloquium.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Guest Columns

From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke Eighty-Five

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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


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Student Voices

Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, March 18, 2019

An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


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