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Click Here to read the article "Investing in knowledge: The imperative for increased support for Israel studies and Jewish studies programs" by Ilai Z. Saltzman and Maxine Grossman.


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Haaretz – 'It's Striking How Different Israel-Palestine Discourse Is in the Classroom and Out of

June 16, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for an episode of Haaretz's podcast.

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center publishes its 9th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

June 13, 2024: The Spring 2024 issue features the article "The 'One-State Reality' After October 7" by Nathaniel Shils, who was the Center's 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow and is currently a Visiting Lecturer of Political Science at Wellesley College.

Hankyoreh – Three expert views of the war in Gaza: From a Hamas official to...

June 13, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for an article published by the Korean newspaper Hankyoreh.

Al Jazeera – Without Gantz, Israeli gov't will lose domestic legitimacy

June 10, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for an Al Jazeera media segment.

Haaretz – As Gaza War Lingers, Israel Studies Professors on U.S. Campuses Throw Out the...

May 31, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for an article published by Haaretz.


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After the War: Options and Necessities for Gaza's Recovery and Renewal

A discussion on the options around the interrelated humanitarian, security, governance, reconstruction, and diplomatic questions surrounding the Gaza war, and how the key actors can build the coordination and cooperation necessary for addressing immediate-term needs......

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Queer Judaism: LGBT Activism and the Remaking of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel

On Wednesday, May 22nd, Professor Orit Avishai from Fordham University discussed her new book, which offers a compelling look at how Orthodox Jewish LGBT persons in Israel became more accepted in their communities....


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) 


Undergraduate Fellowship Applications Due June 17th
Calling all Undergraduate students! Apply for the Center's 2024-25 Undergraduate Fellowship by June 17, 2024 and earn a $500 stipend per quarter. Learn More & Apply Here.

Abstract Submissions Open: Undergraduate Israel Studies Conference
The deadline to submit an abstract for the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center's online 6th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies is May 31st, 2024. The conference will be held on June 17th, 2024.

More Info & Submit Your Abstract.

Scholarships to Study in Israel
Apply for the UCLA Nazarian Center's and the Israel Institute's scholarships to study abroad in Israel! Students can apply for and receive scholarships from both organizations.

UCLA Nazarian Center Scholarships.

Israel Institute Scholarships

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From Terror to Liberation: The Strategic Rebranding of Hamas

The Center's Israel Institute Fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, publishes her article in The Hill.

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Israel After October 7

March 17, 2024, 9:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time

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Scholar Articles & Interviews

This list of articles and media interviews featuring Nazarian Center scholars has been compiled as a resource for understanding the Israel–Hamas War.