Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
[email protected] or [email protected]

Guled Ahmed, “An Emboldened Horn of Africa Axis and an Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis Await the Biden Administration,” Middle East Institute, December 23, 2020.  https://www.mei.edu/publications/emboldened-horn-africa-axis-and-unfolding-humanitarian-crisis-await-biden

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Hila Shoef Kollwitz, “Global Warming—Israelis Concerned,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 13, 2020.https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33054

Naama Barak, “First American woman graduates Israeli army’s pilot course ,” Israel21c, December 31, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/first-american-woman-graduates-israeli-armys-pilot-course/

BICOM Staff, “Israel headed for fourth election in two years,” British Israel Communications and Research Center, December 23, 2020. https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-headed-for-fourth-election-in-two-years/ 

Brian Blum, “Israeli hydrogen startup wins Shell energy competition,” Israel21c, December 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-hydrogen-startup-wins-shell-energy-competition/

Philippe Bohstrom, “Sweet-toothed Canaanites imported exotic food to Israel 3,600-years ago,” Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/sweet-toothed-canaanites-imported-exotic-to-israel-some-3600-years-ago-652791

Shlomo Brom and Shimon Stein, “Does the Cost of the Fakhrizadeh Assassination Outweigh the Benefits?” INSS, December 2, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/fakhrizadeh-2/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20No.%201410

Danny Citrinowicz, “How can China mediate between Israel and Pakistan?” Middle East Institute, December 18, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/how-can-china-mediate-between-israel-and-pakistan

Nissim Cohen and Ron Tzur, “Governance in a Crisis,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 16, 2020.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33186

Barry Davis, “Music underscores social message at Israeli-Ethiopian arts festival,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/music-underscores-social-message-at-israeli-ethiopian-arts-festival-653102

Gadi Eiseknkot, “Israel’s greatest threat is not Hamas or Iran, but political infighting,” Ynet News, December 31, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyXx2foTw

Daniel Estrin, “As Thousands of Israeli Tourists Visit Dubai, A Small Jewish Community Gets A Boost,” NPR, December 29, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/12/29/950818576/as-thousands-of-israeli-tourists-visit-dubai-a-small-jewish-community-gets-a-boo

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Do Not Give Diaspora Jews a Formal Voice in Israel,” BESA Center, December 15, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/diaspora-jews-israel-policies/

Dore Gold, “Moroccan-Israeli peace faces multiple security challenges,” Jerusalem Post, December 25, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/moroccan-israeli-peace-faces-multiple-security-challenges-653210

Haaretz, “As Israel Set for Election, Netanyahu Releases Duet With Leading Pop Star,” Haaretz, December 10, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/as-israel-set-for-election-netanyahu-releases-duet-with-leading-pop-star-1.9363061

Hussein Haridy, “A decade of Egyptian foreign policy,” Al-Ahram Online, December 2020. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/397280/Opinion/A-decade-of-Egyptian-foreign-policy-.aspx 

Tamara Herman and Or Anabi, “Leaders’ Credibility Low,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 7, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33035 

Adam Hoffman, “G20 in Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Global Moment,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 24, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/g20-riyadh-saudi-arabias-global-moment

Pinhas Inbari, “Can Israel-Palestinian Negotiations Begin when Joe Biden Takes Office?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 28, 2020. https://jcpa.org/can-israel-palestinian-negotiations-begin-when-joe-biden-takes-office/

INSS Staff, [Video] On the Eve of 2021: Iran Prepares for New Administrations in Washington and Tehran,” INSS, December 7, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/event/iran-2021/

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “[Video] Recap of Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy & Society,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 14, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5TO_OafHY&feature=youtu.be&ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_5_21_2020_22_5_COPY_01%29 

Kate Knight and David Pollock “Domestic Reform Still Top Issue for Jordanians; Most Reject New Peace Deals with Israel, but Perceived Value of U.S. Ties Up Sharply,”  Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 18, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/domestic-reform-still-top-issue-jordanians-most-reject-new-peace-deals-israel

Mordechai Kedar, “The Arab Spring: A Decade On,” BESA Center, December 17, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/arab-spring-decade/

Isabel Kershner, “An Epic Israeli TV Drama Exposes War Wounds Old and New,” New York Times, December 23, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/12/world/middleeast/an-epic-israeli-tv-drama-exposes-war-wounds-old-and-new.html

Abigail Klein Leichmann, “Scientists warn Red Sea could suffer disaster worse than the Exxon Valdez,” Israel21c, December 15, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/scientists-warn-red-sea-could-suffer-disaster-worse-than-the-exxon-valdez/

Ivan Levingston, “Why Israel Tries, and Fails, to Slow Its Roaring Currency,” Bloomberg News, December 21, 2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-21/why-israel-tries-and-fails-to-slow-its-roaring-currency

Guy Lodge, “‘Asia’ Review: Israel’s Oscar Entry Is a Delicate Mother-Daughter Drama That Doesn’t Try Too Hard for Tears,” Variety, December 29, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/asia-review-israels-oscar-entry-is-a-delicate-mother-daughter-drama-that-doesnt-try-too-hard-for-tears-1234876008/

Alan Makovsky, “Problematic Prospects for US‑Turkish Ties in the Biden Era,” SWP Berlin, December 2020. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/problematic-prospects-for-us-turkish-ties-in-the-biden-era/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Political Churn Continues: Implications for Netanyahu and U.S. Policy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 23, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-political-churn-continues-implications-netanyahu-and-us-policy

David Makovsky, Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba and H. E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Rashed Al Khalifa, “Interview on Inside the Normalization Agreements Between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain,” Center for Israel Education/Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 10, 2020. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/interview-on-inside-the-normalization-agreements-between-israel-the-uae-and-bahrain/

Michael Milstein, “‘The Day After’ Abu Mazen is Already Here,” INSS, December 15, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-day-after-abbas/    

Jacques Neriah, “Transformations in the Middle East: Challenges for the New U.S. Administration,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 29, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/transformations-in-the-middle-east-challenges-for-the-new-u-s-administration/

Palestinian Research Center, “Public Opinion Poll No,” Palestinian Research Center, December 27, 2020. https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/829

Jacob Rosen, “Index of Jewish Surnames Found in 20th Century Cairo – Updated December 2020,” Avotanynu Online, December 2020.  https://avotaynuonline.com/2020/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century-cairo/

Dennis Ross, “How Biden’s Iran Policy Can Have a Chance to Succeed,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 26, 2020.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-bidens-iran-policy-can-have-chance-succeed

Malina Saval, “The Rhythms That Bind: Exploring Israeli-Pop’s Latinx Connection,” Variety, December 7, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/music/global/israel-latinx-pop-static-ben-el-pitbull-mamacita-1234847500/

Michel Shalev-Reicher, “Rising political powers spell bad news for secular Israelis,” Ynet News, December 18, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyDp561hw

Anjana Sankar, “Exclusive: Fauda became a bridge between Arabs, Jews,” Khaleej Times, December 9, 2020. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/entertainment/exclusive-fauda-became-a-bridge-between-arabs-jews

Eldad Shavit and Rotem Oreg, “Israel Must Talk to Biden,” INSS, December 10, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-biden-iran/

Joshua Shuman and the Media Line, “Israel pays economic price for fourth election in two years,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-elections/israel-pays-economic-price-for-fourth-election-in-two-years-653149

Jay Solomon, “To secure an Iran nuclear deal, include the Mideast’s powers,” The Hill, December 15, 2020. https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/529624-to-secure-an-iran-nuclear-deal-include-the-mideasts-powers

Times of Israel Staff, “Israeli, Tunisian and Yemenite artists meet in song for peace,” Times of Israel, December 19, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-tunisian-and-yemenite-artists-meet-in-song-for-peace/

Charles Thepaut, “A Short-Term Diplomatic Agenda for the Syrian Puzzle,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 21, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/short-term-diplomatic-agenda-syrian-puzzle

Nati Tucker and Hagai Amit, “The Cost of a Poll: Election Economics Instead of Rebuilding,” Haaretz, December 22, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-cost-of-a-poll-election-economics-instead-of-rebuilding-1.9393834

Carmit Valensi and Udi Dekel, “The Struggle for Control of Southern Syria: Where is Israel?” INSS, December 16, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/south-syria-threat/

Max Kaplan-Zantopp, “Cultivated meat [from Israel] is about to change our world,” Israel21c, December 21, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/lab-engineered-meat-is-about-to-change-our-world/