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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers remarks at a ceremony at the Chancellor's residence where he received the UCLA Israel Studies Award on Feb. 18, 2020.







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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, center, after receiving UCLA Israel Studies Award. Others pictured: Sharon Nazarian, Soraya Nazarian, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and Prof. Dov Waxman.
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Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, presents inaugural Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5, 2020 (Click Here) to watch the video.



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Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel. (Photo: Todd Cheney/UCLA)
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Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, answers question from Prof. Dov Waxman during Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5, 2020
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Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Prof. Dov Waxman. (Photo: Todd Cheney/UCLA)
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"How the Media Covers Israel: Journalism in a Land of Dueling Narratives" - a talk by journalist Jodi Rudoren. (Click Here) to listen to the January 27, 2020 event.
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"Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Rap Music in Israel: A Bridge between East & West" - a lecture by Dr. Uri Dorchin.(Click Here) to listen to the November 13, 2019 event.
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Center debuts Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel with "The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum" by former Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami
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Haaretz Economics Editor David Rosenberg discusses Israel's Tech Economy. (Click Here) to listen to program held November 6, 2019.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Blackness in Israel: Political and Cultural Dimensions
Monday, February 24, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

NEWS & ARTICLES

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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin visits campus, honored with UCLA Israel Studies Award

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin received the UCLA Israel Studies Award in a ceremony held Feb. 18, 2020. Award in recognition of Rivlin's leadership promoting tolerance, equality and civility

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New Y&S Nazarian Center director takes on the tough issues

“Not only should the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies be a world-class center of excellence for scholarship on Israel, but also one known for its ability to bring different sides together,” remarks Dov Waxman.

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Professor Dov Waxman gives debut lecture, "The Religionization of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

Professor Dov Waxman's debut lecture January 15th explored the growing role of religion in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its implications for making and maintaining peace.

Guest Column
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Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Professor Waxman writes op-ed in The Forward on Trump's Mideast peace plan

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, published an opinion piece January 29, 2020, with The Forward regarding President Trump's peace plan for the Middle East. The piece in the Jewish daily examined whether the long-awaited plan is the historic breakthrough Trump has touted, even though the proposal doesn't meet core demands of the Palestinians. "It will certainly not bring Israelis and Palestinians peace, since the latter will overwhelmingly reject a plan that is so heavily skewed in Israel's favor," wrote Waxman.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Assaf Bondy is slated to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award at the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Congress next summer in Toronto. The Canadian Industrial Relations Association, host of ILERA 2020, gives out the award to recognize research excellence across several disciplines relating to employment relations among master, Ph.D., and post-doctoral students. Bondy received his Ph.D. in Labor Studies from Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He is a sociologist who studies the political-economy of labor and industrial relations systems in advanced economies.


Monday, December 2, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcing our Winter Quarter line up of classes
Courses sponsored by the Center will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli drama and Israeli music.

Postdoctoral research opportunities at Ben-Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University invites post-doctoral candidates to submit proposals for thorough research that will describe and analyze David Ben-Gurion's leadership against the background of the latest theories on the subject.

Fulbright funding for postdoctoral and senior scholars
The 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. A number of opportunities are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in all academic disciplines to conduct research or serve as instructors at Israeli universities.