Six Days/Five Decades: 1967 and Its Significance for Israeli Security, Politics and Society

Six Days/Five Decades: 1967 and Its Significance for Israeli Security, Politics and Society

The Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY-SA 4.0.

A symposium focusing on Israel's development post-1967 and the ever changing geopolitical landscape.

Thursday, May 04, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum
Lenart Auditorium
Check-in and refreshments available at 5:00 p.m.


Sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.

Fifty years after the Six-Day War ended, renowned Israeli experts in peace negotiations, Jewish-Arab relations, Palestinian politics, Jewish fundamentalism and Middle East economies will discuss the conflict and assess its legacy.

Panel speakers will include:

Elie Rekhess, Northwestern University

Professor Elie Rekhess is Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies at Northwestern University and one of Israel’s leading experts on the Arab minority in Israel, Jewish-Arab relations, Palestinian politics, and Islamic resurgence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Until his retirement in 2011, he served as a Senior Research Fellow in the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, and headed the Program on Jewish-Arab Cooperation in Israel sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (1995-2010). Rekhess has authored numerous works, including The Arab Minority in Israel: Reconsidering the "1948 Paradigm" and The Evolvement of an Arab-Palestinian National Minority in Israel. He currently teaches in the Department of Jewish Studies as well as in the Department of History at Northwestern.

Gilead Sher, Former Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator to former Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak

Gilead Sher served as Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator to Israel's former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, head of the Institute's Center for Applied Negotiations and Founder and Senior Partner of Gilead Sher & Co. Law Offices. While working for Barak, he acted as one of Israel's senior peace negotiators from 1999–2001 at the Camp David summit in 2000 and the Taba talks in 2001, as well as in extensive rounds of covert negotiations with the Palestinians. Sher is the author of The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001: Within Reach and was co-editor of Negotiating in Times of Conflict. He has taught dispute resolution and negotiations at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University and has also lectured at NYU, Tufts and Northwestern Universities in the United States and at universities across Europe and Central America.

Motti Inbari, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Motti Inbari is an associate professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Inbari focuses his research on Jewish fundamentalism mostly in Israel, but also in the US and Europe. He is the author of three books: Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount, Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises and Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality. Inbari earned his PhD at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry (currently part of the Department of Modern Jewish History) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he also served as a fellow at the University of Florida and at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis.

Paul Rivlin, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies at Tel Aviv University | Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya

Paul Rivlin is senior fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies, Tel Aviv University and a visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. He studied at Cambridge, London and Harvard Universities and is the author of five books: The Dynamics of Economic Policy Making in Egypt, The Israeli Economy, Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World, and The Israeli Economy from the Foundation of the State to the Twenty-First Century as well as monographs, papers and contributions to books on economic development in the Middle East, international energy markets, defense and trade economics. He has taught at Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion and London Universities and has been a visiting professor at Emory University. He is the editor of Iqtisadi the Middle East economics publication of the Dayan Center



Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies