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

Naama Barak, “A healing prayer brings Israeli, Lebanese singers together,” Israel21c, February, 28, 2021.

Shaul Bartal, “Now It’s the Turn of the Palestinian Voter,” BESA Center, February 10, 2021.

Lazar Berman, “Beth Din of Arabia: Jews in Gulf countries announce first communal organizations,” Times of Israel, February 15, 2021.

Brian Blum, “Israeli startup Amimon wins technology Oscar,” Israel21c, February 24, 2021.

David Brinn, “David Broza to ‘Post’ on COVID: No mass music performances until mid-2022,” Jerusalem Post, February 25, 2021.

Ariel Cohen, “Mystery Israeli Oil Spill Leads To Multimillion Dollar Clean-Up,” Israel21c, February 26, 2021.

Ronit Domke and Adi Dovrat-Meseritz, “Prepare for Food Price Increases, Warn Israeli Food Manufacturers, Retailers,” Haaretz, February 18, 2021.

Alan Dowty, “The Israeli Election: More of the Same?” Alan Dowty Substack, February 12, 2021.

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Jonathan Spyer, “Erdogan using deniable private militias to destabilize the Middle East,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 03, 2021.

Tomer Fadlon, Shmuel Even, Carmit Padan and Meir Elran, “The Global Risk Map and Implications for Israel,” INSS, February 14, 2021.   

Intissar Fakir and Isabelle Werenfels, “The Pandemic and Governance in the Maghreb: A Moment of Truth, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, February 15, 2021,

Devika Girish, “‘’Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond,” New York Times, February 25, 2021.

Haim Goldich and Tamar Trabelsi Hadad, “Netanyahu says Israel to extend school year until end of July,” Ynet News, February 28, 2021.

Jehab Harb, “The Challenges Confronting the Holding of the Upcoming Public Elections,” Palestinian Policy and Research Center, February 2021.

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “Majority of Israelis: Netanyahu’s Efforts to Forge Ties with Arab Public Insincere,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 7, 2021.

Ari Heistein and Eldad Shavit, “ Preventing the next crisis in US-Israeli Relations,” Middle East Institute, February 23, 2021,

Yair Hirschfeld. “What Should Biden Do Next on Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Iran? A Review Essay,” Fathom, February 2021,

INSS Staff, “[YouTube Video] National Security Index – Public Opinion Survey 2020-2021,” INSS, January 27, 2021.

Mohammad al-Kassim, “Palestinian elections are attempt to settle political landscape,” Ynet News, February 20, 2021.

Yarden Kaydar, “The Economic Impact of COVID: Survey Finds Decline in Financial Liquidity Among Israeli Workers,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 21, 2021. 

Ardavan Khoshnood, “Iran Is Using Violence to Put Pressure on Biden,” BESA Center, February 17, 2021.

Abigail Kelin Leichmann, “Where Arab-led Israeli startups find mentors and partners,” Israel21c, February 21, 2021.

Michael Knights, “Biden’s Warning to Iran and Its Proxies: Implications of the Syria Strike,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 26, 2021.

Daniel Kurtzer, “In Memory of George P. Shultz: The Constant Gardener-Diplomat,” US Institute of Peace, February 10, 2021.

Lea Landman and Ester Walker, “Israel should use its innovation to become the world’s problem solver.” Jerusalem Post, February 27, 2021.

Yaakov Lappin, “The Plane That Plays a Leading Role in Israel’s Shadow War on Terror,” BESA Center, February 8, 2021.

Marc Lynch and Shilbey Telhami, “Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think,” Brookings Institute, February 19, 2021.

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Round Four: New and Old Dynamics,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 9, 2021.

Emmanuel Navon, “Israel and the Palestinian Issue in the Biden Era,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 22, 2021.

Ynet News Media Line, “Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point,” Ynet News, February 19, 2021.

Ali al-Nuaimi, “Moving the Middle East from confrontation to coexistence,” Ynet News, February 13, 2021.

Michael E. O’Hanlon and Adrianna Pita, “What’s the significance of Biden’s first military strikes in Syria?,” Brookings Institute, February 26, 2021. 

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, “Herzl dared to dream the impossible,” Ynet News, February 14, 2021.

Bruce Rosen, Ruth Waitzberg and Avi Israeli, “Israel’s rapid rollout of vaccinations for COVID-19,” Journal of Israeli Health Policy Research, January 26, 2021. 

Dennis Ross, “Defining a Mature, Balanced Relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 22, 2021.

Lior Saroka, “[Actress Gila Almagor] The First Lady of Israeli Culture: ‘This Country Is Going Down the Drain,'” Haaretz, February 4, 2021.

Michael Jacobs, “Nachman Shai: Veteran Labor Voice seeks Return to Knesset,” Interview, Center for Israel Education, February 21, 2021,

Yuval Shany, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Amir Fuchs, Guy Lurie and Nadiv Mordechay, “Israel Barring Entry to its Own Citizens in COVID Clampdown,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 28, 2021. 

Shimon Shapira, “Hizbullah Opposes a Limited War with Israel, and Issues Threats,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 17, 2021.

David Siddhartha Patel, “The Great Thaw in Arab Domestic Politics,” Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, 

Shoshana Solomon, “Pharma giant Bayer scouts Israeli startup scene in search of competitive edge,” Times of Israel, February 9, 2021.

Kenneth Stein, “Options and Realities for Biden’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” January 27, 2021,

Gerald Steinberg, “Castles in the Air” The American Return to the UN Human Rights Council,” Fathom, February 2021,

Jessica Steinberg, “Singer Omer Adam dominates Spotify and Apple Music charts in Israel,” Times of Israel, February 23, 2021.

Jessica Steinberg, “Israeli film shortlisted for live action short Oscar,” Times of Israel, February 14, 2021.

Times of Israel Staff, “Moroccan singer receives death threats over song with Israeli artist,” Times of Israel, February 9, 2021.

Yohanan Tzoreff and Kobi Michael, “Palestinian Elections: Gamble, Potential, or Political Maneuver?” INSS, February 4, 2021. 

Alex Zabezhinsky, “Israeli economy’s 2020 performance not what it seems,” February 18, 2021.