Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education or

Major General (res.) Yaacov Amidror, “The Withdrawal of the US from Syria in Broad Perspective,” JISS, December 26, 2018.

Hady Amr, Ilan Goldenberg, Kevin Huggard, and Natan Sachs, “Ending Gaza’s perpetual crisis: A new U.S. approach,” Brookings Institute, December 2018.

Tony Badran, “The Curtain Is Falling on Bibi’s Lebanese Belly Dance,” Tablet, December 13, 2018.

Dany Bahar, “Migrants and the Startup Nation: Addressing Israel’s Growing Demand for Skills by Increasing the Country’s Role in the Developing World,” Brookings Institute, December 2018.

Amb. (Ret.) Barukh Binah, “US Policies towards Israel and the Middle East,” MITVIM, December 2018.

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, “Nick Cave: cultural boycott of Israel is ‘cowardly and shameful,'” The Guardian, December 11, 2018. 

Nicky Blackburn and Abigail Klein Leichman, “35 ways Israel inspired the world in 2018,” Israel21c, December 26, 2018.

Brian Blum, “The 15 biggest acquisitions in Israeli history,” Israel21c, December 27, 2018.

Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Turkey at the Eastern Mediterranean Crossroads,” JISS, December 12, 2018.

Mike Desimone, “Israel: New World Wines with a Bordeaux Connection,” Wine Enthusiast, December 2018.

Ofir Dror, “Israeli Edtech Companies Inspired by Recent China-Israel Deal,” Calcalist, December 9, 2018.,7340,L-3751620,00.html

Joanna Dyduch, “The Visegrád Group’s Policy towards Israel: Common Values and Interests as a Catalyst for Cooperation,” SWP Berlin, December 2018.

Alon Einhorn, “21.2% of Israeli Population Lives Below the Poverty Line – New Report,” Jerusalem Post, December 31, 2018.

Brandon Friedman, “Saudi Arabia: A Future Interrupted,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 18, 2018.

Shuki Friedman, “Two Democracies for Two Peoples,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 12, 2018.

Caroline Glick, “Why Should Israelis Vote if their Vote is Meaningless?” Jerusalem Post, December 27, 2018.

Shalom Goldman, “David Ben-Gurion Asks 51 Jewish Scholars: ‘Who Is a Jew?’ Tablet, November 30, 2018.   

Haaretz Staff, “Natalie Portman Eulogizes Amos Oz: ‘My Heart Is Broken,'” Haaretz, December 30, 2018.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “Lebanon’s Strategic Symbiosis,” BESA Center, December 10, 2018.

Jessica Haflin, “Best cookbooks for Israeli food,” Israel21c, December 4, 2018.

Eytan Halon, “Israeli Food-tech Start-up Produces World’s First ‘cell-grown’ Steak,” Jerusalem Post, December 13, 2018.

Prof. Tamar Hermann, Ella Heller, Or Anabi, Fadi Omar, “The Israeli Democracy Index 2018,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 2018.

Yaakov Katz, “Elections Will Be Greatest Test of Netanyahu’s Career,” Jerusalem Post, December 28, 2019.

Joshua Krasna, “Israel and the Gulf States: Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same,” JISS, November 29, 2018.

Anat Kurz, Kobi Michael, Gabi Siboni, “Six Days, Fifty Years: The June 1967 War and its Aftermath,” INSS, November 2018.

Francis Lam, “Exploring the soul of Israeli food with chef Michael Solomonov,” The Splendid Table, December 28, 2018.

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “The Escalation in the West Bank: The Need for a Change in Israeli Strategy and Policy,” INSS, December 18, 2018.

Fiamma Nirenstein, “Mission Impossible? Repairing the Ties between Europe and Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 2018.

Emanuele Otteolenghi and Jose Luis Stein, “Trump Should Cut Hezbollah’s Lifeline in the Americas,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 13, 2018.

Adi Pick, “Supporting Arab Entrepreneurs Is Vital for Israeli Economy, Says Innovation Authority Chief,” Calcalist, December 11, 2018.,7340,L-3751844,00.html

Maxim Reider, “For the Love of [Classical] Music,” Jerusalem Post, December 19, 2018.

Arik Rudnitzky, “The 2018 Municipal Elections in Arab Localities: an Overview,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 10, 2018.

Eldad Shavit and Udi Dekel, “The United States Decision to Withdraw Forces from Syria: Significance for Israel,” INSS, December 24, 2018.

Jessica Steinberg, “In first, Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod performs in Morocco,” Times of Israel, December 26, 2018.

Dana Stroul and Soner Cagaptay, “As Washington Prepares to Withdraw from Syria, Turkey Is Set to Invade,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 19, 2018.

Times of Israel Staff, “New Bank of Israel governor installed amid economic turmoil,” Times of Israel, December 24, 2018.

Vox Tablet, “Amos Oz Still Dreams of Life on the Kibbutz,” Tablet, September 23, 2013.