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Student Voices Archive

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

Students share their study abroad experiences

Students who recently studied in Israel share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad thanks to funding provided by the Y&S Nazarian Center.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Students discuss exploring new perspectives in Center-sponsored course

In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students engaged with diverse viewpoints on the wide range of topics covered in the Spring Quarter class.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Experiencing contemporary Israeli dance in UCLA classrooms

Students share their experiences from the master classes of two award-winning Israeli dance professionals hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Students share experiences from "Symbolic Places & Spaces" class

Students spoke with the Center about Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 course, "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories."


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finding the beauty of Israel

Valerie Braaten traveled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Fall 2015 to continue her dance studies thanks to the Mudie-Glaser Scholarship for Study.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

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News & Articles

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Symposium explores different meanings of blackness in Israel

A symposium on blackness in Israel drew scholars from the U.S. and abroad to a packed conference room on the UCLA campus.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


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Faculty & Scholar News

Haaretz article on American Jews' views on Biden quotes Professor

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Israel's Haaretz discussing how young American Jews' view Joe Biden's candidacy for president. In the article published May 20, 2020, Waxman is quoted saying that "younger Jews, putting aside maybe some of the Orthodox, are overwhelmingly more liberal than older American Jews, and some polls show they are also relatively more liberal than other Americans in their age group."


Friday, May 15, 2020

Professor Waxman quoted on anti-Semitism during pandemic

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, was quoted in a Jewish Journal piece published Wednesday about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories amid the global pandemic, including some scapegoating Israel. “We have to recognize,” Waxman told the paper, “that this is a moment of potentially great danger because it has all the ingredients for a surge of anti-Semitism: a fatal, invisible threat that crosses national borders, widespread social disruption and economic hardship, and heightened public fear and anxiety.”


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Guest Columns

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

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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