The Center's latest "Guest Column" looks at Israel's ongoing medical crisis and the tensions surrounding it
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Empty Play Area in Israeli Children's Hospital. (Photo: RHCC/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY 4.0.
Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin spoke with the Center about his course on symbolic places in Israel
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In his talk, one of Israel's leading political scientists discussed the challenges facing Israel's Supreme Court
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Professor Menachem Hofnung delivers his talk "Israel's Judiciary under Threat" (Photo: Jack Schwada/UCLA)
Research Fellow Liron Lavi investigates how societies try to make sense of elections in Israel - and across the globe
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Two new Fall courses taught by Center Visiting Faculty will cover symbolic places in Israel and Israel-Iran relations
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Hassan Rouhani press conference (Photo: Meghdad Madadi/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY- 4.0. Dome of Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem (Photo: idobi/Wikipedia; cropped.) CC BY-SA 3.0
Marisol Fernandez '16 recalls her trip to Israel and the opportunities she had to explore the country's diversity
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Picking apples in Buk'ata, a Druze village in the Golan Heights. Photo courtesy of Marisol Fernandez

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NEWS & ARTICLES

An unparalleled crisis for Israel's medical system

As the crisis unfolds, UCLA doctoral candidate Yael Assor offers an anthropological perspective on the situation and examines the “labeling” of the parties and its impact.

Q&A with Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin

Professor Daniel Stein Kokin sat down with the Y&S Nazarian Center to discuss his Fall class "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories," the themes it has been covering and why they're so relevant for students to examine today.

Granting more power to Israel's Supreme Court could actually be weakening it

In the first talk of the Fall Quarter organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, one of Israel's most prominent political scientists presented his assessment of the Israeli judicial authority's independence since its creation as well as the judiciary's prospects for remaining free from political influence moving forward.

Using Israeli elections to understand how people make sense of democracy around the world

The Y&S Nazarian Center supported Liron Lavi's doctoral research while she was a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University. Now Dr. Lavi returns to UCLA as a Research Fellow to pursue her investigation into how societies try to make sense of elections in Israel and across the globe.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Postdoctoral Fellow publishes article on settlements during the Johnson administration

In his article "Distraction and Deception: Israeli Settlements, Vietnam, and the Johnson Administration" in the journal "Diplomatic History," Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim examines the emergence of settlements and how Israel used a policy of deception with an American administration distracted by the Vietnam War, which allowed the settlements to become entrenched.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Visiting professor to speak at event on Middle East security

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and Israel Institute Visiting Professor David Menashri - considered Israel's leading Iran expert - will speak at the Israel Policy Forum's Oct. 29th Middle East Security Forum at Sinai Temple. Professor Menashri will discuss the region's wide-range of security issues alongside prominent experts and former officials from Israel, the Palestinian Territories, the United States and Saudi Arabia.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Postdoctoral Fellow publishes article on settlements during the Johnson administration
In his article in the journal "Diplomatic History," Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim examines the Israeli settlement policy during an American administration distracted by the Vietnam War.

Center's latest "Guest Column" looks at ongoing medical crisis in Israel
UCLA Anthropology Department doctoral candidate Yael Assor looks at the crisis involving a cancer treatment center for children, the tensions surrounding it and the implications.

Center to begin accepting applications for 2018-19 postdoctoral fellows in December
One to two postdoctoral fellows pursuing research in the field of Israel Studies will be hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center during the 2018-19 academic year.

Center Visiting Faculty to teach new courses in Fall 2017
The two Visiting Faculty Members will help expand the opportunities available to UCLA students to learn more about Israel.