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Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.

Monday, December 16, 2019
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Y&S Nazarian Center prepares to bid farewell to Director Yoram Cohen, welcome new leader Dov Waxman

Professor Dov Waxman is set to take the helm at the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies this January. He will succeed Professor Yoram Cohen, who has held the post since 2015.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Celebrating Kaf-Tet b'November (November 29): Anniversary of UN partition vote

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews. It set into motion the birth of the state of Israel.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Israel's start-up tech sector doesn't come without costs to broader economy

During a November 6 discussion about Israel's tech economy, Haaretz Economics Editor and Columnist David Rosenberg talked about how the sector is thriving and attracting foreign investment yet leaving behind big chunks of the population.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Center debuts inaugural issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Center announces the debut of its bi-annual publication series, Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel. The publication will be a global forum for academics and scholars focused on Israel studies.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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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 and 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 85 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 U.S. in the areas of Religion, Business, Technology and Entertainment.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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A new perspective on US-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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 Student Voices
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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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 Student Voices
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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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Faculty & Scholar News

Postdoctoral fellow to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Assaf Bondy is slated to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award at the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Congress next summer in Toronto. The Canadian Industrial Relations Association, host of ILERA 2020, gives out the award to recognize research excellence across several disciplines relating to employment relations among master, Ph.D., and post-doctoral students. Bondy received his Ph.D. in Labor Studies from Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He is a sociologist who studies the political-economy of labor and industrial relations systems in advanced economies.


Monday, December 2, 2019

Center research fellow's work presented in Europe

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi's co-authored paper "The Representation Deficit and the Crisis of Democracy: Shifting the Focus to Subjective Perceptions" was presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) conference in Wrocław, Poland (September 2019). The paper explores subjective perceptions of political representation in Israel from a comparative perspective. It was co-authored by Liran Harsgor and Michal Shamir.


Friday, October 18, 2019

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Guest Columns

Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke 85

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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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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