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Dr. Lavi's book review published in Political Science Quarterly

A book review by Dr. Liron Lavi, the center's Research Fellow & Managing Editor of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, was recently published in the Spring issue (Vol 137, issue 1) of Political Science Quarterly. Dr. Lavi's review is on Continuity and Change in Political Culture: Israel and Beyond, edited by Aronoff, Yael, Peleg, Ilan, and Sarsar, Saliba. (May 16, 2022)


Monday, May 16, 2022

Dr. Lavi presents paper at 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference

Dr. Liron Lavi, the center's Research Fellow & Managing Editor of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, presented her paper "Democracy on the Ballot: Representation and Support for Democracy" at the 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference in Chicago on April 16th, 2022. The paper is co-authored with Clareta Treger, Naama Rivlin-Angert, Israel Waismel -Manor and Michal Shamir. (April 16, 2022)


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Dr. Ethan Pack gives lecture for Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue

Dr. Ethan Pack, Lecturer in Comparative Literature at UCLA & Research Fellow at the Center, was invited by Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue to give a lecture titled, "How Hebrew Literature Gave Birth to the State of Israel." (Mar 30, 2022).


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Prof. Waxman's op-ed published in Haaretz

Haaretz newspaper published an op-ed titled "Is Ukraine Europe's Palestine?" written by Prof. Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, about the recent comparisons drawn between Ukraine and Palestine. (Mar 23, 2022)


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Prof. Waxman quoted in NYTimes Magazine

Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in a New York Times Magazine article on young Jewish Americans support for Israel: "Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism: How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel." (Nov 2, 2021)


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Nazarian Center director Dov Waxman publishes book review in New York Times

Prof. Dov Waxman's piece "Finding New Ways to Write About and Grapple With Israel" reviews three new books exploring various dimensions of the Jewish state: Daniel Sokatch's “Can We Talk About Israel?,” Omri Boehm's “Haifa Republic” and Ethan Michaeli's “Twelve Tribes”. (Oct. 29, 2021)


Friday, October 29, 2021

Professor Waxman publishes article in academic journal Ethnic and Racial Studies

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, published a peer-reviewed article August 13, 2021 in the academic journal Ethnic and Racial Studies about why agreement on what constitutes antisemitism is shrinking even as concern about it grows. Read more


Friday, August 13, 2021

Center visiting scholar Nili Alon Amit releases new book

Y&S Nazarian Center Research Scholar Nili Alon Amit has a new book offering insights on great thinkers of human happiness, from the Hebrew Bible and Greek philosophy to contemporary writings. The book, "Happiness, Stability and Transcendence in Western Religion, Philosophy and Poetry" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021), includes primary sources on happiness in their original ancient languages along with their scholarly translations into English.


Monday, October 4, 2021

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi quoted in Canadian newspaper on Israeli politics

Dr. Liron Lavi, Research Fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Canada's French-language publication, La Presse, on the challenges facing a newly formed coalition poised to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – "Fragile anti-Netanyahu coalition agreement" (June 4, 2021).


Friday, June 4, 2021

Center Director Prof. Dov Waxman on CNN discussing Israeli politics

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, appeared June 1 on CNN discussing a new national-unity government looking more likely than ever to replace Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for

At the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on April 11, the center raised nearly $800,000, which will be matched by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Nazarian Center publishes 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2022 issue features an article by the Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alon Tam, "Between Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Jews, the Yishuv, and Israeli Society."

Wednesday, May 11, 2022


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Guest Columns

How to understand Israel's 36th government: Israeli politics as a two-dimensional

As the new coalition government in Israel enters its first week, UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Research Fellow Liron Lavi offers a perspective on what is keeping this coalition together – and what could ultimately tear it apart.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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


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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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