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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaking at UCLA award ceremony Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


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Israel's President Rivlin, center, after receiving UCLA Israel Studies Award, Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


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Prof. Cheryl Keyes makes a point during the "Blackness in Israel" Symposium, Feb. 24.
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Isaac Herzog presenting Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



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Isaac Herzog and Prof. Dov Waxman at Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



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Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Prof. Dov Waxman. (Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA)

UPCOMING EVENTS

In accordance with the latest COVID-19 public health directives and UCLA policy aimed at keeping our community safe, we will not be holding events on campus until at least January, 2021. Please check our multimedia page for the latest online programs, including "Israel in Depth" podcasts and videos. You may also sign up for our mailing list to receive the most up to date information on center news and events.

Stay healthy and safe, and we look forward to connecting with you remotely.

MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Charles Freilich, author of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Charles Freilich, former deputy national security adviser in Israel and a long-time senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, about threats to Israel's national security,...

WEBINAR RECORDING
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Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change

On July 23, Charles Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, discussed Israel's national security challenges and talked about his recent book "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" (Oxford,...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced Between Israel and UAE ​

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, talks about the significance and implications of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announcing an opening of diplomatic ties.

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Center publishes second issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Summer 2020 issue features an article by Dr. Uri Dorchin, “The History, Politics and Social Construction of ‘Blackness' in Israel.” Read the latest issue here: https://ucla.in/2CRQcW6

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Nazarian Center visiting scholars make impactful contributions

In the 2019-20 academic year, the Nazarian Center's visiting professors and postdocs significantly contributed to the center's mission of advancing public knowledge and academic scholarship about Israel.

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Supported by a UCLA Arts grant, students present 'Breach of Protocols'

Supported by a grant from the UCLA Arts Initiative, a group of students recently performed an exploration of, and response to, the infamous anti-Semitic forgery "The Protocols of the Elders Zion." The academic presentation was developed by Dr. Daniel Stein Kokin, a scholar affiliated with UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center and Arizona State University.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Jerusalem Post quotes Prof. Waxman in politics article about Jewish Democrats

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article published August 13, "Jewish Democrats prepare for first online national convention." Read here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/jewish-democrats-prepare-for-first-online-national-convention-638573


Center director's analysis piece on annexation published by Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle on August 13 published an analysis piece Nazarian Center Director and Professor Dov Waxman wrote, "Israel suspends formal annexation of the West Bank, but its controversial settlements continue." The piece originally appeared in The Conversation and also was picked up by several other news outlets. Read here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Israel-suspends-formal-annexation-of-the-West-15482143.php


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. Israel is a small country that looms large in public and academic discourse. The passions it evokes often present obstacles to nuanced analysis and civil discussion. Understanding the complexities of modern Israel requires knowledge from many academic disciplines and an awareness of multiple viewpoints and narratives. Through a commitment to academic rigor, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and ...(read more)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for applications for visiting faculty and scholar positions
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Faculty and Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). The application deadline for Visiting Faculty is September 4, 2020. Click headline for more details.

Announcing our Fall Quarter classes
Courses sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli history, and more.