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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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin Receives UCLA Israel Studies Award

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies presented its UCLA Israel Studies Award to the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin. The award was presented by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block during an evening ceremony at the Chancellor's residence on Feb. 18, 2020. The chancellor was joined in the award presentation by Soraya Nazarian and Sharon Nazarian, chair of the center's Advisory Board.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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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.

Monday, February 3, 2020
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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.

Friday, January 17, 2020
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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.

Monday, December 16, 2019
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Celebrating Kaf-Tet b'November (November 29): Anniversary of UN partition vote

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews. It set into motion the birth of the state of Israel.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Israel's start-up tech sector doesn't come without costs to broader economy

During a November 6 discussion about Israel's tech economy, Haaretz Economics Editor and Columnist David Rosenberg talked about how the sector is thriving and attracting foreign investment yet leaving behind big chunks of the population.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Center debuts inaugural issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Center announces the debut of its bi-annual publication series, Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel. The publication will be a global forum for academics and scholars focused on Israel studies.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Center hosts second undergraduate conference

The one-of-a-kind conference welcomed students from around the state and the country, who showcased their research on a diverse array of Israel-related subjects.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Panel compares "fake news" phenomenon in Israel and US

The Jewish Journal covered the panel exploring growing distrust in the media, the role of social media in the growth of "fake news," and more in the two countries.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke 85 Years Later

In her "Guest Column," History Department doctoral candidate Sarah Johnson compares German immigration to Pre-State Israel with the modern influx of Israelis into Berlin.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Exploring "Israeli-American Exchanges" at UCLA

Watch video from the Center's sixth "Israel in 3D" community conference exploring cross-border connections between Israel and the U.S. in the areas of Religion, Business, Technology and Entertainment.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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A new perspective on US-Israel relations

At the upcoming Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 6th “Israel in 3D” conference, participants from Israel and the United States will explore connections between the countries beyond the political sphere.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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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
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Offering a new look at Israel's external relations

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim looks at Israel in the global arena and plans on using insights from his research to inform his Spring course on modern Israel.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Professor Waxman writes op-ed in The Forward on Trump's Mideast

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

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Guest Columns

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.

Monday, December 16, 2019

From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke 85

In her "Guest Column," History Department doctoral candidate Sarah Johnson compares German immigration to Pre-State Israel with the modern influx of Israelis into Berlin.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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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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