Updated January 4, 2022 

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Elliott Abrams, “Murmurs About Palestine as 2021 Ends,” Council on Foreign Relations, December 15, 2021, https://www.cfr.org/blog/murmurs-about-palestine-2021-ends  

Associated Press, “Israeli leader returning home from UAE ‘very optimistic’.” Y-Net, December 14, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/s1mmwib9f  

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Roe Kenneth Portal, “Is Israel Also Experiencing a “Great Resignation”?” Israel Democracy Institute, December 22, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/37822  

Steven Bayme, “American Jewry and Israel: Whither the Next Generation?” Center for Israel Education, December 2, 2021, https://israeled.org/american-jewry-and-israel-whither-the-next-generation/  

Naama Barak, “Israeli film on WWII Nazis hidden in US is Oscar contender,” Israel21C, December 23, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-film-on-wwii-nazis-hidden-in-us-is-oscar-contender/  

Danya Belkin and Oreen Cohen, “Tracing the history of Tel Aviv through its street names,” Israel21C, December 30, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/tracing-the-history-of-tel-aviv-through-its-street-names/ 

Howard Berman, Michèle Flournoy, Jane Harman, Leon Panetta, David Petraeus, Dennis Ross, and Robert Satloff, “Statement on Improving the Potential for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Iran Nuclear Challenge,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 17, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/about/press-room/press-release/statement-improving-potential-diplomatic-resolution-iran-nuclear  

Anna Borshchevskaya, “How the Death of the Soviet Union Transformed the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-death-soviet-union-transformed-middle-east  

Mitchell Cohen, “Why Today’s Middle East Needs Henry Kissinger’s ‘Less Is More’ Approach,” Politico, December 29, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/29/middle-east-kissinger-526220  

Dalia Dassa Kaye, Linda Robinson, Jeffrey Martini, Nathan Vest, Ashley L. Rhoades, “Reimagining U.S. Strategy in the Middle East,” Rand Corporation, 2021, https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA958-1.html  

Hillel Frisch, “Hamas takeover of Gaza killed the two-state solution,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 23, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/frisch-hamas-takeover-of-gaza-killed-the-two-state-solution/  

Daniel Gordis, “Continuity Requires Content,” Sapir Journal, Autumn 2021, https://sapirjournal.org/continuity/2021/10/continuity-requires-content/  

Judah Ari Gross, “War: What Israel talks about when it talks about striking Iran’s nuclear program,” Times of Israel, December 3, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/what-israels-talking-about-when-it-talks-about-striking-irans-nuclear-program-war/  

Tamar Herrmann and Or Anabi, “Does Iran pose an existential threat? Israeli Voice Index November 2021,” Israel Democrcay Institute, December 8, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36760  

David Horovitz, “Iran — the gamble, the original sin, and the unthinkable current consequence,” Times of Israel, December 2, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-the-gamble-the-original-sin-and-the-unthinkable-current-consequence/  

David Horovitz, “Why is Israel again abandoning the Solomonic wisdom of the Western Wall compromise?,” Times of Israel, December 16, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-is-israel-again-abandoning-the-solomonic-wisdom-of-the-western-wall-compromise/  

Rony Karstadt, “Trust, Truth, and National Security: The Cognitive Battle in the Digital Age – Summary of the 2021 Conference of the Lipkin-Shahak Program,” INSS, December 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lipkin-shahak-annual-3/  

Rachel Kaufman, “Women and Social Media: Key Drivers of Protest in Iraq,” Wilson Center, December 22, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/women-and-social-media-key-drivers-protest-iraq  

Patrick Kingsley, “Israeli Leader Holds Historic Meeting With Emirati Crown Prince,” New York Times, December 13, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/world/middleeast/israel-uae-naftali-bennett.html  

Eran Lerman, “Israel, the US, and the Iranian Nuclear project – back to basics,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 8, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-israel-the-us-and-the-iranian-nuclear-project-2/  

Moran Levanoni, “No Boundaries – The Syrian-Lebanese Drug Economy,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 22, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/no-boundaries-syrian-lebanese-drug-economy  

David Makovsky, “Bennet Visit Shows the UAE Balancing Between Israeli Ties and Regional De-escalation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 16, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-visit-shows-uae-balancing-between-israeli-ties-and-regional-de-escalation  

Giland Malach and Lee Cahaner, “Two Thirds of Ultra-Orthodox Are Online,” Israel Democracy Insititute, December 30, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/37838  

David May, Jonathan Schanzer, “Israel’s Arabs are the latest victim of Iran’s proxy wars,” Al-Arabiya, December 9, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/12/09/Israel-s-Arabs-are-the-latest-victim-of-Iran-s-proxy-wars  

Kobi Michael, “Israel’s Moment of Truth in Dealing with Hamas?” INSS, December 23, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hamas-israel/  

Aaron David Miller, “Bennett’s Breakthrough,” Malcom H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, December 15, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85992  

Aaron David Miller, “Israel and the Gulf State Are Becoming Closer. But It Won’t Make Biden’s Life Much Easier,” Politico, December 16, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/16/israel-emirati-rapprochement-biden-middle-east-problem-524851  

Assa Ophir, “Turkey’s Nuclear Future,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 15, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/turkeys-nuclear-future  

Anshel Pfeffer, “2021, the Year Israel Learned Not to Take Its Democracy for Granted,” Haaretz, December 30, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-2021-the-year-israel-learned-not-to-take-its-democracy-for-granted-1.10504575  

David Pollack, “The UAE’S Second Half-Century: Building Forward to What?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uaes-second-half-century-building-forward-what  

Makram Rabah, “The Palestinian refugee camp explosion shows that Hamas is in the pocket of Iran,” Al-Arabiya, December 19, 2021,  https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/12/19/The-Palestinian-refugee-camp-explosion-shows-that-Hamas-is-in-the-pocket-of-Iran  

Yair Rosenberg, “Yair Lapid: Extremist Violence Is a ‘Stain on Israel,’” The Atlantic, December 15, 2021, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/yair-lapid-israel-interview/621018/  

Arik Rudnitzky, “Comprehensive Survey of Political Opinion among the Arab Public,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 14, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/comprehensive-survey-political-opinion-among-arab-public  

David E. Sanger and Patrick Kingsley, “Lapid Says Israel Will Support Iran Nuclear Pact if It’s ‘a Good Deal,” New York Times, December 23, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/world/middleeast/lapid-israel-nuclear-iran-palestinians.html?searchResultPosition=8  

Yuval Shany and Amir Fuchs, “The Lack of the Right to Equality in Israel is Unique in the Democratic World,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 4, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36778  

Khalil Shikaki, “Public Opinion Poll No (82),” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 27, 2021, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/866  

Kenneth W. Stein, “The Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty – Context and Implications,” Center for Israel Education, December 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/egyptian-israeli-peace-treaty-context-and-implications/  

Kenneth W. Stein, “In Damascus in December 1973–Kissinger rebuffed by Assad: ‘Mr. Secretary, is it my turn to speak?’” December 15, 2021, Center for Israel Education, December 15, 2021, https://israeled.org/december-1973-kissinger-rebuffed-by-assad/  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas, PA responsible for crises, say Gazans – poll,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-689610  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Is the Palestinian Authority losing control? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, December 14, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/is-the-palestinian-authority-losing-control-analysis-688731  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinian factions decry ‘disgraceful’ Abbas-Gantz meeting,” Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/article-690082  

Yohanan Tzoreff, “Israel and the Palestinians: Approaching an Age that Defies Negotiations?” INSS, December 16, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/palestine-authority-new-age/  

Ryan Zaitoun, “Old Loyalties, New Opportunities: the Battle for Identity among the Golani Druze,” Wilson Center, December 22, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/old-loyalties-new-opportunities-battle-identity-among-golani-druze  

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, December 2, 2021, https://sgp.fas.org/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf  

Neri Zilber, “Why Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 6, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-israel-sort-misses-iran-deal