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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

Professor Waxman interviewed on CBS about cease-fire in Middle East

Nazarian Center's director, Prof. Dov Waxman, was interviewed May 21 by CBS anchor Lana Zak about the Israel and Hamas cease-fire, as well as President Biden's response to the recent events in Israel/Palestine.


Friday, May 21, 2021

Nazarian Center director publishes analysis piece in Slate

Nazarian Center director, Professor Dov Waxman, published an analysis piece in Slate on the escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis - "Is This the Third Intifada?" (May 14, 2021).


Friday, May 14, 2021

Professor Waxman quoted in Los Angeles Times on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Nazarian Center, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the Biden administration's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - "US steps up response to Israeli-Palestinian conflict after slow start" (May 12, 2021).


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Research fellow Liron Lavi to present at political science conference

Liron Lavi, a research fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, will present a study ("The Pitkinian Public: Representation in the Eyes of Citizens") at the 2021 Midwest Political Science Association's virtual meeting on April 16, 2021. Her study with colleagues is on Israelis' perceptions of political representation and support for democracy.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Omri Asscher publishes article on first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel

Omri Asscher, a postdoctoral fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center in 2018-19, published an article in the journal Meta, "Exporting political theology to the diaspora: translating Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook for Modern Orthodox consumption." Asscher now a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Center director pens op-ed on "working definition” of antisemitism

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center, weighed in on the controversy surrounding the International Holocaust Remembrance Association's (IHRA) "working definition” of antisemitism in an op-ed in Slate. The piece – "We Need a Better Definition of Anti-Semitism" (March 26, 2021) – was co-authored with Joshua Shanes. For more, read here: https://bit.ly/39lGQPJ


Friday, March 26, 2021

NY Times opinion piece quotes Visting Scholar Dahlia Scheindlin

Dahlia Scheindlin, a visiting scholar at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for IsraelStudies, is quoted in piece in the New York Times, "The Israeli Feminist Trying to Save Liberal Zionism" (March 5, 2021).


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

French-Canadian paper quotes Professor Waxman on Israeli court ruling

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Montreal's LaPresse article, "Conversions to Judaism at the heart of a political battle" (March 5, 2021).


Friday, March 5, 2021

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Nazarian Center receives $1 million challenge grant to expand teaching

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has generously given the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies a $1 million matching challenge grant to support the expansion of teaching about modern Israel at UCLA. Money raised from this challenge will go to a total goal of $2 million in endowment funds designated for teaching in Israel studies.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

'Democracy in Israel' lecture series focused on understanding the past

In the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center's public lecture series “Democracy in Israel,” three prominent Israeli scholars – Shlomo Avineri, Eva Illouz, and Yael Tamir – assessed the historical roots and possible futures of Israeli democracy. Over the course of the three-part series, the scholars put Israeli democracy in context, tackled its most pressing challenges, and concluded that there is a strong case to be made for the continued resilience of Israeli democracy in the future.

Friday, July 2, 2021


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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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